Fictional account of the role played by a somewhat impetuous US Naval commander in developing the first means of launching missiles from submarines.

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Cmdr. William A. Talbot
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Karin Hansen
Henry O'Neill ...
RAdm. Thomas A. Scott
Carl Benton Reid ...
Dr. Gates, USN
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Quartermaster 'Fuss' Payne
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Lars Hansen
Anthony Ross ...
Adm. Bradley
Harry Shannon ...
Vice-Adm. Williams
Ross Ford ...
Crewman Chuck Davis
Zachary Charles ...
Crewman Mack (as Zachary A. Charles)
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Crewman Andy Mason
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Crewman Pete McEvoy
Paul Harvey ...
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Fictional account of the role played by a somewhat impetuous US Naval commander in developing the first means of launching missiles from submarines.

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24 December 1950 (USA)  »

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Glen Ford's leading lady, Swedish-born actress Viveca Lindfors, had a long and distinguished career in Hollywood. In 1948, just two years before this modest Columbia production, she co-starred with Errol Flynn as the queen of Spain in The Adventures of Don Juan. See more »

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After finally abandoning his canes and braces, Cmdr. Talbot, on the first Test Mission, has toured the submarine and tells the Admiral "it's good to walk through the ship again, Sir". A submariner would not have referred to a submarine as a "ship", rather, he would have called her "the boat". See more »

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Kind of dull, actually.
21 March 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Despite the presence of Glenn Ford, "The Flying Missile" is an awfully dull film. And, although the title makes it sound as if it's a sci- fi movie, it isn't.

The film is a boring story about some folks on a sub who insist that they learn to incorporate missiles onto their ship. But, this isn't done so they all go to missile training school. Along the way, their commander (Ford) strikes up a relationship with a not particularly interesting lady.

During the course of this film, you'll see a lot of stock footage that is often crappily assembled. For example, you'll see a Bearcat airplane without a large droptank (for fuel)--yet when it's in mid- air, it has one. And, when it lands, it's missing. Also, you'll see a V-2 style missile become some other sort of missile after it's launched! And, a jet chase plane, in some shots, sports propellers!! Talk about sloppy and indifferent to continuity.

So, what you have is a dull film with worthless footage. Need I say more?


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