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.
The "Soviet parasite fighter" that Shannon flies is actually a Bell X-1, the first supersonic aircraft design in the world.
Lt. Anna Marladovna Shannon:
Have you had many of them?
Col. Jim Shannon: Many what?
Lt. Anna Marladovna Shannon: Women.
the Russian jet at the beginning of the film is identified by the American pilot as a Yakulef Yak 12. The Yak 12 is not a jet but a STOL propeller aircraft.
Advertising carried the credits "Starring John Wayne, Janet Leigh, and the United States Air Force."