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Sabre Jet (1953)

Passed  -  Drama | War  -  4 September 1953 (USA)
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The story of jet pilots flying over Korea by day, from their Itazuke Air Base in Japan, and of their wives, on station with them, who have dinner ready when they return. Jane Carter (Coleen... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Col. Gil Manton
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Mrs. Gil Manton aka Jane Carter
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Gen. Robert E. 'Bob' Hale
Julie Bishop ...
Mrs. Marge Hale
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Lt. Col. George Eckert
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Helen Daniel
Reed Sherman ...
Lt. Ronnie Crane
Michael Moore ...
Sgt. Klinger
Lucy Knoch ...
Lee Crane (as Lucille Knoch)
Tom Irish ...
Lt. Bill Crenshaw
Kathleen Crowley ...
Susan Crenshaw
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Capt. Bert Flanagan
Jan Shepard ...
Betty Flanagan
Ray Montgomery ...
Maj. James Daniel
Johnny Sands ...
Sgt. Cosgrove
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The story of jet pilots flying over Korea by day, from their Itazuke Air Base in Japan, and of their wives, on station with them, who have dinner ready when they return. Jane Carter (Coleen Gray), a reporter for a large newspaper syndicate arrives... she's also the estranged wife of the assistant squadron commander, Colonel Gil Manton (Robert Stack.) At first, she goes at her assignment of getting a story on the pilots wives with the same ruthlessness and persistence that broke up her marriage - but a mirror isn't needed to peek around the corner to where this one is headed. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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pilot | reporter | marriage | jet pilot | japan | See more »

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MEET THE JET ACES WHO RIDE THEM...AND THE WOMEN THEY HUNGERED FOR! (original 3-sheet poster-all caps) See more »

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Drama | War

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4 September 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jagdstaffel z.b.V.  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(as Color Corp. of America)

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1.37 : 1
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Air combat in the Korean War
10 June 2000 | by (Wallingford, PA) – See all my reviews

A very good movie concerning the men who flew combat aircraft known as Sabre Jets during the Korean War. Robert Stack does an excellent job as a brooding combat pilot presented with the daily anxieties of life and death in the air over Korea while embroiled in a reunion with his ex, who is stationed at the same Air Force base as a journalist. Good interplay between Coleen Gray and Robert Stack in this role. The plot, of course, has been used before in WWII movies, but the urgency of the then new jet aircraft and jet combat makes the situations more tense. The air combat scenes are spectacular if you'll forgive the painting of American aircraft as Russian built MIG's. Along the same lines but based more on real characters is The McConnell Story, made two years later in 1955. Sabre Jet is a movie that will appeal to air combat fans with a decent storyline as well.


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