U.S. Air Force Captain John Merrill, an unlikeable Korean War bomber pilot, ho together with co-pilot Paul Kenkins (Bill Williams) take off from Okinawa to bomb a strategic bridge over the Yalu River. They accomplish their mission , and return to base and crash-lands on an empty tank. —Les Adams <email@example.com>
It's certainly a bit of a long haul, this one....
This time it is the poster that is a bit misleading - it suggests a sultriness that is completely lacking from this documentary style tale of an American bombing crew during the Korean War. John Ireland leads the cast as the rather obnoxious "Capt. Merrill" tasked with a mission to destroy a crucial bridge over a river. The film depicts their efforts and their more perilous and suspenseful return journey with fuel gushing from an hole in the wing. Marla English ("Sami") provides what little glamour this dryly produced wartime drama allows, and though it does feature some interesting actuality footage, this film is all a bit on the flat side with little to distinguish it.
- Apr 10, 2021
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