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The Fighting Lady (1944)

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61 min | Documentary, History, War

The film follows the WWII exploits of the Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10) (unidentified in the film), in its first major operations following its commissioning in 1943. The life of the crew is documented from July 1943 to...See moreThe film follows the WWII exploits of the Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10) (unidentified in the film), in its first major operations following its commissioning in 1943. The life of the crew is documented from July 1943 to June 1944, from its passage through the Panama Canal through assaults on Marcus, Kwajalein, Truk and Tinian Islands, and culminating with the Battle of the Philippine Sea. Spectacular 16mm Kodachrome footage of combat operations and naval aviation is prominent throughout. Written by scgary66 See less
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Director
Edward Steichen (supervision) (as Commander Edward J Steichen USNR)
Writers
John S. Martin (narration written by) (as John Stuart Martin) | Eugene Ling (narration written by)
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Updated Dec 21, 1944

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Dec 21, 1944 (United States)

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Robert Taylor
Narrator (voice) (as Lieut Robert Taylor USNR) Narrator (voice) (as Lieut Robert Taylor USNR)   See fewer
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Charles Boyer
RĂ©citant / Narrator (French version) (voice) RĂ©citant / Narrator (French version) (voice)   See fewer
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Joseph J. Clark
Himself (as Jocko) Himself (as Jocko)   See fewer
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Dixie Kiefer
Himself (as Dixie) Himself (as Dixie)   See fewer
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G.E. Lowe
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John S. McCain
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John Meehan
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E.T. Stover
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Marc A. Mitscher
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7.3 / 10 | 330 votes