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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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Desperate Journey ending by Raoul Walsh (1942) Allied airmen cleverly outwit the Nazis