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The Dawn Patrol (1930)

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108 min | War, Drama, Action

World War I ace Dick Courtney derides the leadership of his superior officer, but Courtney is soon promoted to squadron commander and learns harsh lessons about sending subordinates to their deaths.
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Writers
John Monk Saunders (story "The Flight Commander") | Dan Totheroh (adaptation & dialogue) | Howard Hawks (adaptation & dialogue) | Seton I. Miller (adaptation & dialogue) (as Seton Miller)
Cinematographer
Ernest Haller (photography by)
Editor
Ray Curtiss (edited by)
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$ 611,722
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Release date
Aug 20, 1930 (United States)

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15 cast members
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Richard Barthelmess
Dick Courtney Dick Courtney   See fewer
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Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Douglas Scott Douglas Scott   See fewer
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Neil Hamilton
Major Brand Major Brand   See fewer
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Frank McHugh
Flaherty Flaherty   See fewer
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James Finlayson
Field Sergeant Field Sergeant   See fewer
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Gardner James
Ralph Hollister Ralph Hollister   See fewer
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William Janney
Gordon Scott Gordon Scott   See fewer
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Edmund Breon
Lieut. Phipps Lieut. Phipps   See fewer
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Jack Ackroyd
Ackroyd - Mechanic (uncredited) Ackroyd - Mechanic (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Allen
Allen - Mechanic (uncredited) Allen - Mechanic (uncredited)   See fewer
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Morey Eastman
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Howard Hawks
German Pilot (uncredited) German Pilot (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Jordan
German Soldier (uncredited) German Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dave O'Brien
Pilot (uncredited) Pilot (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.8 / 10 | 1,427 votes