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 intended to show off the latest in aircraft technology in 1949-50 (when this film was shot). By the time it was finally released to the public in 1957 the aircraft featured were already obsolete.
Lt. Anna Marladovna Shannon:
Give me back my pants!
When Anna's plane flames out, it would have no thrust, so it should immediately start to slow down and lose altitude, and Jim would notice right away. But he doesn't notice, and Anna has to tell him that she has flamed out. The two jets keep flying smoothly in close formation, revealing that we're actually seeing film of two jets both under power.
Some prints open with the RKO Radio logo, others with the Universal-International logo.