Approved | | Action, Drama, Romance
Air Force Colonel Jim Shannon is tasked to escort a defecting Soviet pilot who is scheming to lure Shannon to the USSR.
Howard Hughes considered George Marshall as a director.
Lt. Anna Marladovna Shannon:
He made a mistake. He pulled the seat ejector instead of the seat adjuster.
The aircraft making the night interception on the B-36 was an F-94C. In later scenes, doing the "break off" and turn away, it was clearly an F-80 or T-33. The empennages are much different as the F-94C had an afterburner configuration also. This was not seen markedly protruding as would be seen on an F-94C.
Advertising carried the credits "Starring John Wayne, Janet Leigh, and the United States Air Force."