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Writers:
Dale Eunson (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
4 September 1953 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
THE HIGH AND MIGHTY SAGA OF THE JET-BLASTING ACES WHO FLY THE WORLD'S HOTTEST SKIES !(original 6-sheet poster-all caps) See more »
Plot:
The story of jet pilots flying over Korea by day, from their Itazuke Air Base in Japan, and of their wives... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Air combat in the Korean War See more (6 total) »

Cast

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Robert Stack ... Col. Gil Manton

Coleen Gray ... Mrs. Gil Manton aka Jane Carter

Richard Arlen ... Gen. Robert E. 'Bob' Hale

Julie Bishop ... Mrs. Marge Hale

Leon Ames ... Lt. Col. George Eckert

Amanda Blake ... 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

Jerry Paris ... Capt. Bert Flanagan
Jan Shepard ... Betty Flanagan

Ray Montgomery ... Maj. James Daniel
Johnny Sands ... Sgt. Cosgrove
Frank Kumagai ... Fuji

Richard Bellis ... One of the Hale Children (as Dickie Bellis)
Walter 'PeeWee' Flannery ... One of the Hale Children (as Walter Flannery)

Directed by
Louis King 
 
Writing credits
Dale Eunson (screenplay) and
Katherine Albert (screenplay)

Carl Krueger (story)

Produced by
Carl Krueger .... producer
Henry Spitz .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Herschel Burke Gilbert 
 
Cinematography by
Charles Van Enger 
 
Film Editing by
Arthur H. Nadel  (as Arthur Nadel)
 
Art Direction by
Jerome Pycha Jr.  (as Jerry Pycha Jr.)
 
Set Decoration by
George Milo 
 
Makeup Department
Lou LaCava .... make-up
David Newell .... make-up
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Emmett Emerson .... assistant director
Gilbert Mandelik .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jack A. Goodrich .... sound mixer (as Jack Goodrich)
 
Editorial Department
Roy Tripp .... color technician
 
Music Department
Irving Gertz .... musical director
Herschel Burke Gilbert .... conductor
 
Other crew
Clifford D. Shank .... colcr consultant (as Cliff Shanks)
 

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Runtime:
90 min
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Color (as Color Corp. of America)
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-8 | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (certificate #16587)

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19 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Air combat in the Korean War, 10 June 2000
Author: lefkowj from Wallingford, PA

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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