MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 15,621 this week

Fighter Attack (1953)

 -  War  -  29 November 1953 (USA)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 66 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

World War II action in Italy involving fighter pilot's last sortie, and the help he receives from Italian partisans in an effort to complete it.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 587 titles
created 10 May 2011
 
a list of 1040 titles
created 22 Apr 2013
 
a list of 1040 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 5593 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 529 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Fighter Attack" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Fighter Attack (1953)

Fighter Attack (1953) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Fighter Attack.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hard Contract (1969)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A cold hearted American hit man goes to Europe for 'one last score'. His encounter with a beautiful young woman casts self doubt on his lifeblood, and influences him to resist carrying out the contract

Director: S. Lee Pogostin
Stars: James Coburn, Lee Remick, Lilli Palmer
The Outsider (1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A idealistic American joins the IRA in Ireland -but finds out that he is being used for political purposes and propaganda.

Director: Tony Luraschi
Stars: Craig Wasson, Sterling Hayden, Patricia Quinn
Timberjack (1955)
Music | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Tim Shipman returns to his father's logging company only to find his father has been killed, money is owed, and Croft Brunner controls the railroad used to haul out the logs. But he learns ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Sterling Hayden, Vera Ralston, David Brian
Hellgate (1952)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Man is framed & sent to toughest prison in the territory.

Director: Charles Marquis Warren
Stars: Sterling Hayden, Joan Leslie, Ward Bond
Top Gun (1955)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A gunslinger returns to his hometown to warn of an impending outlaw gang attack, but he's met with hatred and fear for his previous killings.

Director: Ray Nazarro
Stars: Sterling Hayden, William Bishop, Karin Booth
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After she misses her train, a young woman is forced to hitch a ride back to town. After managing to get away from a lecherous trucker, she is given a ride by a good-looking but somewhat ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Hayers
Stars: Hayley Mills, Simon Ward, Sterling Hayden
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Kathy leaves the newspaper business to marry homicide detective Bill but is frustrated by his lack of ambition and the banality of life in the suburbs. Her drive to advance Bill's career soon takes her down a dangerous path.

Director: Gerd Oswald
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden, Raymond Burr
Variety Girl (1947)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Mary Hatcher, Olga San Juan, DeForest Kelley
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A calvary deserter risks his life to warn and protect a wagon train from an impending Indian attack.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Keith Larsen
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A minister embittered by his wife's suicide turns away from God. He ends up among the bums of skid row before he finds meaning again through the love of a missionary's blind daughter.

Director: Stuart Heisler
Stars: Sterling Hayden, Viveca Lindfors, Thomas Mitchell
The Come On (1956)
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Unscrupulous con woman gets involved in murder.

Director: Russell Birdwell
Stars: Anne Baxter, Sterling Hayden, John Hoyt
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The seafaring adventures of French privateer Kit 'The Hawk' Gerardo during the Franco-Spanish-English war of the 17th century.

Director: Sidney Salkow
Stars: Rhonda Fleming, Sterling Hayden, Helena Carter
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Steve
J. Carrol Naish ...
Bruno (as J.Carrol Naish in opening credits)
...
Nina
...
George
Arthur Caruso ...
Aldo
...
Benedetto
Paul Fierro ...
Don Gaetano
Maurice Jara ...
Ettore
Tony Dante ...
Mario
David Leonard ...
Father Paola
James Flavin ...
Colonel Allison
Harry Lauter ...
Lieutenant Duncan
Jeffrey Stone ...
Lieutenant Gross (as John Fontaine)
David Bond ...
Priest
Louis Lettieri ...
Boy
Edit

Storyline

World War II action in Italy involving fighter pilot's last sortie, and the help he receives from Italian partisans in an effort to complete it.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 November 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diabos do Céu  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The last American feature released in Cinecolor. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: ITALY 1946 See more »

Soundtracks

NINA
Written by Marlin Skiles and Sol Meyer
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Lighter Attack.
1 March 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Little seen or remembered, Fighter attack is a very ordinary World War II film that can only be recommended to the staunchest of Sterling Hayden fans. Set in Nazi occupied Italy, story finds Hayden's fighter pilot forced to ditch behind enemy lines when his mission goes awry. Finding help from Italian partisans, and having his head turned by a shapely Joy Page, film builds to the inevitable conclusion where the mission will finally be accomplished and the hero gets the girl.

There really isn't much more to it than that, it's a standard time filler that plods along ponderously until the action picks up for the finale, all five minutes of it! The print I witnessed was washed out in colour, so that didn't help matters, but really this is a picture of very little redeeming qualities outside of Hayden's butch machismo and J.Carrol Naish's fun performance as Italian resistance leader Bruno. 5/10


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Fighter Attack (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?