Task Force - 1949


Gary Cooper, Jane Wyatt and Julie London

Julie London posing in wardrobe for a scene.

French Poster for  Horizons in Flames

Italian Poster for  Sea Eagles

O.K. So which is it? Did Gary Cooper have to defend his aircraft carrier from Japanese Zeros or British Spitfires and German Stuka dive-bombers? Gary Cooper was tough, so I’ll say everybody!

Spanish for Command Bridge

Above and below, Mexican Posters for Horizons in Flames

Swedish poster for Horizons in Flames

Italian Poster for Sea Eagles

Director Delmer Daves and Gary Cooper on the set. Mr. Daves first directed Julie London two years earlier in The Red House. Julie would co-star again with Gary Cooper nine years later in Man of the West. Julie just gushed over working with “Coop”, the class act of Hollywood.

German Poster for Storm Over the Pacific. The Germans wanted Gary fighting the Japanese. ‘Nuf said.

Italian Poster for Sea Eagles

Italian Poster for Sea Eagles

French Poster for  Horizons in Flames

Julie London and Jane Wyatt

Julie London and Wayne Morris

Webmaster’s Note: This photograph makes my all-time top-ten loveliest Julie London photographs. She is 23 years old. The story behind the story, however is about co-star Wayne Morris, an authentic American hero. I love this stuff.

While filming Flight Angels (1940), Morris became interested in flying and became a pilot. With war in the wind, he joined the Naval Reserve and became a Navy flier in 1942, leaving his film career behind for the duration of the war. Flying the F6F Hellcat off the Aircraft carrier USS Essex, Morris shot down seven Japanese planes and contributed to the sinking of five ships. He was awarded four Distinguished Flying Crosses and two Air Medals. The guy doesn’t just talk-the-talk, he can actually walk-the-walk.

Norwegian poster for “Pacific in Flames.”

Left: This is an enlargement from the studio photo above. I’m not sure what’s going on in this scene, but it looks like Jane Wyatt could use some help from a party planner. Oh, and girl, go hire a decorator, cause, damn!

Newspaper and TV ads

French for Horizons in Flames and Dutch for The Ocean in Fire.

Spanish poster for “The Horizon on Fire”