A WWII movie set in 1943, Sahara tells the tale of Sergeant Joe Gunn, an American M-3 tank crew commander played by the iconic Humphrey Bogart as he toils and triumphs in Libya during the Western Desert Campaign. In the wake of a German defeat at Tobruk, Gunn and his few remaining men go in search of water only to come across an array of international allies with which they form a make shift force to be reckoned with. Their collective quest for water and sandy navigation bring them into direct contact with deceit, death, the enemy and a whole host of seat gripping action. Directed by Zoltan Korda and nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Sound, Best Cinematography and Best Supporting Actor, Sahara is a Cockpit USA Movie Monday of distinction!
Set during WWII, The Caine Mutiny is based on Herman Wouk's highly acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name, telling the tale of a U.S. Navy destroyer minesweeper, the USS Caine (DMS-18) and its inhabitants. Led by Lieutenant Commander Philip Francis Queeg, a tough talking veteran officer determined to run a very tight ship, pressure arises among the crew, reaching a peak and resulting in the tension fuelled administration of court-martials... but not without a spectacular dose of mishaps and mutiny in-between. With a star studded cast including Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson and Fred MacMurray, this Navy based movie covers all bases, with action, performance and Hollywood credentials a plenty. The Caine Mutiny is officially a Cockpit USA approved movie for your Monday!
A classic movie if ever there was one, Casablanca is a favorite among the masses. Set in the throes of WWII, the romantic drama follows the trials and tribulations of American expatriate and ex freedom fighter, Rick Blaine played by the legendary Humphrey Bogart as he negotiates his love for a woman and his battle against the Nazis. Directed by Michael Curtiz in 1942, Casablanca was nominated by eight Oscars, winning three. Hailed as a gem of the golden years of Hollywood, the heartbreaking performance between Bogart and his leading lady, Ingrid Bergman make this movie an undisputed classic and a Cockpit USA fave!