Approved | | Drama, War
A famous writer visits an aircraft carrier during the Korean war to learn more about it and the way it's run. He also gets to find out more about the Navy and Marine aviators themselves, their internal and external conflicts and dangers of their job.
After Van Johnson brings in a blind pilot and lands safely on the carrier, he mutters "I should have found a home in the Army". In Battleground (1949), he mutters "I found a home in the Army".
Comdr. Kent Dowling:
They know there are no answers as to why they're here. They've been told that it's a "police action", which makes them cops. And others have told them that they're containing a blaze, which makes them firemen. All they know is they're buying time......
The number of the carrier changes depending on the scene. Sometimes the jets take off from the carrier Oriskany, CV-34, and sometimes from Antietam, CV-36. Also, when Commander Grayson is brought back from the water by helicopter, the number on the "island" on the background is for the Princeton, CV-37.