Thunderbirds Poster

Release Date: 1952

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary
Gil (John Derek) and Tom (John Barrymore Jr.) are best friends from a small Oklahoma town who serve together in the National Guard. After the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, their unit is mobilized and shipped out to the Mediterranean. They see combat in numerous campaigns throughout the war, watching friends and rivals die in Italy, France and Germany. Along the way they assist the Navajo code talkers they grew up with, monitoring radio transmissions the Nazis cannot decipher.

Cast: John Derek, John Drew Barrymore, Mona Freeman

Director: John H. Auer

Genres: War

Keywords: Small town, Soldier, Love, France, Gritty, Growing up, Friendship, Friend, Emotional, Rivalry, 1940s, Love triangle