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Desperate Journey

by Critical Commons Manager

The combat movie, a genre that had not been a Hollywood staple for many years, was rejuvenated after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  Some of the initial World War II combat movies featuring Americans in uniform were just as absurd as the films that showcased Tarzan, the Invisible Man, Lassie and Sherlock Holmes triumphing over the enemy.  In this film, for example, a bomber crew shot down over Germany has no difficulty outsmarting and evading its Nazi captors.

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Allied airmen cleverly outwit the Nazis

from Desperate Journey (1942)
Creator: Raoul Walsh
Posted by Critical Commons Manager
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