Approved | | Drama, Romance, War
Set during the Korean War, a Navy fighter pilot must come to terms with with his own ambivalence towards the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly defended bridges. The ending of this grim war drama is all tension.
The scene in the mineral bath, despite its whimsical, comedic edge, was extremely risqué for 1954, as nudity was never even hinted at, much less tastefully presented, in films of the era.
Lt. Harry Brubaker:
Did you ever hear Admiral Tarrant go on about the war? About the chosen few who have to lay it on the line?
Mike Forney: Naw, me and Nester don't do too much fraternizing with admirals.
Based on the 1953 novel by James Michener, the aircraft flown were actually F2H Banshees, not the more prevalent by 1955 F9F Panthers.
Opening credits prologue: With Task Force 77 U.S. Navy Off the coast of Korea November, 1952