Catalina / The PBY Story
CAV Video Productions
This VHS video tape contains three US Navy films made in the late years of WWII. The title film documents the manufacture of PBYs, including shakedown and delivery flights. There is great footage of rough-water landings of the XPBY-1 and of large formations of PBYs in flight.
The second film on the tape, Black Cat, PBY, tells about Black Cat missions and "tags along" on a few flights. As near as I can tell, the sound track appears genuine on the water take-off scene.
The third film, featuring Eddie Albert as a night-fighter pilot, educates pilots on the importance of maximizing night vision. Often, to demonstrate a point, the film is very dark - perhaps black. Maybe if you watch it in pitch blackness...