Approved | | Drama, History, Romance
At the dawn of supersonic flight in the 1950s a group of Edwards Air Force Base experimental aircraft test pilots push themselves to the limit.
Second of two films in which William Holden and Charles McGraw played military pilots with McGraw being Holden's immediate superior. The first was The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954).
Brig. Gen. Bill Banner:
Even with torture, you're not the kind to crack.
In long-distance shots, the parachute streaming out of the rear of General Banner's (Lloyd Nolan) F-94 is shown barely open in the rush of the air stream. Yet, in the closeups of the parachute, it is just fluttering as if in a relatively mind breeze.