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Flying Tigers (film) Quotes

Flying Tigers (film) is a TV program that was first aired in 1970 . Flying Tigers stopped airing in 1970.

It features Edmund Grainger as producer, Victor Young in charge of musical score, and Jack A. Marta as head of cinematography.

Flying Tigers (film) is recorded in English, Japanese, Cantonese and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Flying Tigers (film) is 102 minutes long. Flying Tigers (film) is distributed by Republic Pictures.

The cast includes: John Wayne as Jim Gordon, John Carroll as Woody Jason, Gordon Jones as Hap Smith, Gordon Jones as Alabama Smith, Tom Neal as Reardon, and Anna Lee as Brooke Elliott.

Flying Tigers (film) Quotes

John Wayne as Jim Gordon

  • (John Wayne) "Come on in, Hap -- I gotta hand you one on the chin, but I'd rather it came from me than from anybody else: You're through flying."
  • (Gordon Jones) "The doctor said I'd out-live Confucius."
  • (John Wayne) "Sure, if you stay on the ground -- I can't send a man out there who doesn't know whether he's flying upside down or not. Take a look at that eye chart; your depth perception's a mile off. I know you've been gunning 'em since they were box-kites with broomsticks for rudders. But you gotta believe me, I'm doin' this for you. You've been close-winging in formation, overshooting your landings --"
  • (Gordon Jones) "You don't have to say any more --. What else COULD I do around here?"
  • (John Wayne) "Well, taking care of these ships on the ground is just as important as gunning them upstairs. I need a man I can trust for that -- I wish you'd take that job, Hap."
  • (John Wayne) "Do me a favor, will you, Pappy? Give my leather jacket to Reardon, he's a cool character. Divide my address book evenly among the boys in the barracks. And give my silk scarf to the next hedge-hopper who thinks this is an easy racket we're in. Woody."
  • (John Wayne) "Any word on that flight yet?"
  • (Rangoon hotel clerk) "Yes sir, it was attacked and fired on by Japanese aircraft. She's coming in on one wing and a prayer."
  • (John Wayne) "I hope you two had a good time, 'cause Hap paid the check."
  • (John Wayne) "Get 'er closer."
  • (John Carroll) "If we get any closer to that bridge, we'll have to pay a toll charge."
  • (John Wayne) "Don't try to win this war all by yourself."
  • (John Wayne) "A little rough in spots, Dale, but I think after you've learned a few things about -- Dale?"
  • (John Wayne) "-- Mike. Take care of Dale, would you? Thanks."
  • (John Wayne) "Where do you think you are, with some broken-down flying circus?"
  • (John Carroll) "Aw, it would've been a cinch; I was ridin' the murder-spot right above those Jap bombers. If I had ammo, I'd have blown them clear out of China."
  • (John Wayne) "Instead, you wasted a good ship."
  • (John Carroll) "Hey, you talk like that crate's more important than me."
  • (John Wayne) "I can't afford to lose planes OR pilots --"
  • (John Carroll) "It's like I told you earlier, Pappy: All I get out of this is the dough, so you can't blame me for trying. In a skeet match, the guy who knocks down the most pigeons wins the cup."
  • (John Wayne) "-- I also can't have grand-standers trying to hog the whole show. Results around here are based on co-operation and understanding. Discipline in the air is strict, because that's the only way an outfit like this can operate."
  • (John Carroll) "-- And here I thought it was every man for himself."
  • (John Wayne) "Not these days, it isn't. Just wait until the day you look over your shoulder and see a Jap sittin' on your tail, in a ship that you can't out-maneuver. THEN you'll know what I'm talking about."

John Carroll as Woody Jason

  • (John Carroll) "Maybe we can have dinner some time."
  • (Anna Lee) "I never get quite that hungry."
  • (John Carroll) "Pull 'er up."
  • (John Wayne) "Didja you know I used to drive a roller coaster?"
  • (John Carroll) "Delivering nitro?"
  • (John Wayne) "Yesss."
  • (John Carroll) "Were you killed?"
  • (John Wayne) "Uh-huh."
  • (John Carroll) "2000 bucks and it's only thursday, I could take that scoredboard down to the bank and cash it in right now. I wonder if anybody's ever beat that record?"
  • (Another Pilot) "I knew a guy who tied it once, only he didn't live to spend it."
  • (John Carroll) "Too bad he waited. I have a feeling when I hit my stride the rest of you guys can take a vacation. At my expense, of course."
  • (John Carroll) "I have here a shiny new quarter. Brand new. Just made it this morning."
  • (John Carroll) "Brand new; you can still smell the mint."
  • (John Carroll) "Did I do something wrong?"
  • (John Wayne) "Do you ever do anything right?"
  • (John Carroll) "Give the gentleman a cee-gar."
  • (John Wayne) "If they wanna cross that river, they'll have to swim it."

Gordon Jones as Alabama Smith

  • (Gordon Jones) "How come you guys wear laundry tickets on your jackets?"
  • (Unnamed) "Oh, these aren't laundry tickets. This is in case you get shot down over Chinese territory, so they'll know you're an American volunteer."
  • (Gordon Jones) "What if you're shot down over JAPANESE territory?"
  • (Unnamed) "Then you've got nothing to worry about."
  • (Gordon Jones) "Doggone it, you ought to be tarred and feathered Woody, gettin' slung out of this outfit just when things are getting exciting."
  • (John Carroll) "What's going on out there?"
  • (Gordon Jones) "Huh?"
  • (John Carroll) "You heard me, what's happening?"
  • (Gordon Jones) "Oh, that's the skipper's idea, he's going over to fix breakfast for the Jappies. Gonna serve 'em soup."
  • (John Carroll) "Who's going with him?"
  • (Gordon Jones) "Nobody, and if you ask me, it's a one way trip."
  • (Gordon Jones) "Hey, Woody, you got five planes now, that makes you an ace."
  • (Tom Neal) "Ace? How do you spell it?"

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