The Flying Missile (1950)

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Fictional account of the role played by a somewhat impetuous US Naval commander in developing the first means of launching missiles from submarines.


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Director:

Henry Levin

Writers:

Richard English, James Gunn, Harvey S. Haislip (story), N. Richard Nash (story)

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21 March 2015 | MartinHafer
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| Kind of dull, actually.
Despite the presence of Glenn Ford, "The Flying Missile" is an awfully dull film. And, although the title makes it sound as if it's a sci- fi movie, it isn't.

The film is a boring story about some folks on a sub who insist that they learn to incorporate missiles onto their ship. But, this isn't done so they all go to missile training school. Along the way, their commander (Ford) strikes up a relationship with a not particularly interesting lady.

During the course of this film, you'll see a lot of stock footage that is often crappily assembled. For example, you'll see a Bearcat airplane without a large droptank (for fuel)--yet when it's in mid- air, it has one. And, when it lands, it's missing. Also, you'll see a V-2 style missile become some other sort of missile after it's launched! And, a jet chase plane, in some shots, sports propellers!! Talk about sloppy and indifferent to continuity.

So, what you have is a dull film with worthless footage. Need I say more?

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Release Date:

24 December 1950

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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