God Is My Co-Pilot (1945) - Rotten Tomatoes

God Is My Co-Pilot (1945)





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A rousing wartime drama, based on the autobiography of Col. Robert Lee Scott, Jr., a decorated Flying Tiger fighter pilot. Colonel Scott was operating cargo planes over the Himalayan Hump. He dreamed of serving his country more directly, but was originally told he was too old. Scott eventually convinced a superior to allow him and his Flying Tigers to fly combat missions to assist the Chinese against Japan. Dennis Morgan stars as the unlikely hero, but the show is stolen by Raymond Massey as Major General Chennault. The supporting cast is filled with notable character actors including Richard Loo as Scott's nemesis, Tokyo Joe. The film is filled with philosophical questions about fate and survival during war and what role faith plays. In its original release in 1943, some gory sequences passed through the Production Code because the violence shown is all against the Japanese, America's enemy.

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Dennis Morgan
as Col. Robert L. Scott
Dane Clark
as Johnny Petach
Raymond Massey
as Maj. Gen. Chennault
Alan Hale
as "Big Mike" Harrigan
Andrea King
as Catherine Scott
John Ridgely
as Tex Hill
Stanley Ridges
as Col. Meriam Cooper
Craig Stevens
as Ed Rector
Warren Douglas
as Bob Neale
Stephen Richards
as Sgt. Baldridge
Mark Stevens
as Sgt. Baldridge
Charles Smith
as Pvt. Motley
Minor Watson
as Col. Caleb V. Haynes
Richard Loo
as Tokyo Joe
Murray Alper
as Sgt. Aaltonen
Bernie Sell
as Gil Bright
Joel Allen
as Lt. Doug Sharp
John Miles
as Lt. `Alabama' Wilson
Paul Brooke
as Lt. Jack Horner
William Forrest
as Dr. Reynolds
Frank Tang
as Chinese Captain
Philip Ahn
as Japanese Announcer
Dan Dowling
as Frank Schiel
Paul Fung
as Gen. Kitcheburo
Frances Chan
as Specialty Dancer
Sanders Clark
as British Officer Prisoner
Phyllis Adair
as American Girl Prisoner
Dale Van Sickel
as American Pilot
Tom Steele
as American Pilot
Art Foster
as American Pilot
George Cleveland
as Catherine's Father
Gigi Perreau
as Robin Lee
Don McGuire
as A.V.G. Groundman
William Challee
as A.V.G. Groundman
Joel Friedkin
as Newspaper Editor
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Critic Reviews for God Is My Co-Pilot

All Critics (3)

The picture is not as bad, I must admit, as I'm making it sound; but it is not good enough to make me feel particularly sorry about that.

June 23, 2021 | Full Review…

Well acted inspirational tale about a guy who fought and won a discrimination case against age in WWII, but the spiritual and religious aspects lack credibility.

March 9, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

This is not a film for non-believers.

January 17, 2006 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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