Thunder Birds Movie Review Summary

Actors: Preston Foster, John Sutton, Gene Tierney, Jack Holt, Dame May Whitty

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Veteran WWI pilot Steve Britt arrives at Thunderbird Field, Arizona and convinces Officer McDonald to hire him as a civilian flight instructor for the American, British and Chinese cadets who are eager to learn to fly. There, Britt makes the acquaintance of Cadet Peter Stackhouse, the son of one of his war comrades. Unfortunately, Peter Stackhouse suffers from vertigo and Steve Britt, who firmly believes that Peter is a natural, tries his best to convince the military hierarchy to give Peter more time to control his phobia.
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During one of his days off, Stackhouse meets Kay Saunders, Britt's former girl-friend and falls for her. Although Britt is still in love with the young woman, he doesn't let his feelings affect his judgement about Stackhouse and, during their last flight together, in order to proove that the young man is able to fly alone, takes his parachute and jumps from the plane. But right at this moment, a sand storm comes from the desert and Stackhouse manages to land in the middle of nowhere in order to save Britt's life. Thanks to her charm, Kay Sanders will manage to convince Officer Macdonald not to dismiss Stackhouse who was blamed for having destroyed his Thunderbird while trying to save his instructor. Directed by William A. Wellman in 1942.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 90% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Training/Promotion story?    -   Yes Kinds of training/promotion:    -   military

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   teacher/professor Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southwest Desert?    -   Yes Air?    -   Yes Air:    -   warplane    -   parachuting Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None

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