Set during the Korean War, a Navy fighter pilot must come to terms with with his own ambivalence towards the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly defended bridges. The ending ... See full summary »
The Minivers, an English "middle-class" family experience life in the first months of World War II. While dodging bombs, the Miniver's son courts Lady Beldon's granddaughter. A rose is ... See full summary »
Portrays in warm-hearted detail the life and loves of one extraordinary man. We meet the imposingly rotund General Clive Wynne-Candy, a blustering old duffer who seems the epitome of stuffy... See full summary »
Set during the Korean War, a Navy fighter pilot must come to terms with with his own ambivalence towards the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly defended bridges. The ending of this grim war drama is all tension. Written by
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In the movie, Brubaker (William Holden) and his squadron mates fly the Grumman F9F Panther, but in the book by James Michener upon which the movie is based, they fly a different plane, the McDonnell F2H Banshee. Both planes were used contemporaneously by the U.S. Navy and both flew combat missions in Korea so the use of the F9F Panther in the film isn't at all anarchistic. In all likelihood, the change in aircraft was do either to logistical considerations or possible to the fact the Panther is just a sexier more photogenic jet then the gangly, vulture-like Banshee. See more »
At the very beginning of the movie, an announcement is made that 2 flights will land in 10 minutes. A view of the landing area of the ship is shown full of aircraft. I know those sailors are fast but not fast enough to move all those aircraft in 10 minutes. See more »
[Nestor has just been killed by North Korean troops]
Poor Nestor. They were going to give him a medal, too.
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This is an exceptional picture, which clearly depicts the personal difficulties, particularly which Fighter Pilots must endure in times of combat. Mr Holden and Grace Kelly give fine portrayals of the young married couple, who must overcome the obstacles of a dangerous mission--A certain bombing Raid ( mentioned in the title) As the left behind wife, Kelly does a wonderful job, showing empathy for her husband, concern for herself, etc, and Holden is equally compelling as a troubled aviator in a difficult situation--All in all a fine Movie--good performances all around. T(W) G.
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