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Allied Artists Pictures Brings General Claire Lee Chennault's Story To The Big Screen
The True Story of of General Claire Lee Chennault and his Flying Tigers
The Flying Tigers brought about what is widely considered by military historians to be nothing short of a miracle. Utilizing his many years of experience as a combat pilot, General Chennault and his fellow Flying Tigers successfully drove the Japanese army out of South East Asia. Remarkably, for every American plane shot down, ten Japanese planes fell from the sky in flames.
Legendary reporter Walter Winchell once wrote in his New York column, “General Chennault’s place in history is beyond anyone's power to add or subtract.” Liapis adds, “We respectfully understand General Chennault’s wishes and are moving forward to honor his memory by telling the true story as he wanted it told. After all, who can tell the story of the Flying Tigers better than the man who created, trained and led them?”
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The history of the Allied Artists name is synonymous with filmmaking around the world. Since the beginning of talkies, the Allied Artists brand has been associated with such classic motion pictures as "Papillon," starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, "Cabaret," with Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, "Tickle Me" starring Elvis Presley, and "The Man Who Would be King," starring Sean Connery, Michael Caine and Christopher Plummer, to name but a few.