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The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, War | December 1954 (USA)
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.

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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.

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pilot | fear | bridge | navy | korean war | See All (137) »

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Jets Dare Danger Over Korea! See more »

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Drama | Romance | War

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Trivia

F9F Panther jets from US Navy squadron VF-192 were also used to film Men of the Fighting Lady (1954). After the filming of these two movies, the squadron name was changed from "Golden Dragons" to "World Famous Golden Dragons". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mike Forney: [to Lt.Brubaker as he's about to be assigned to another ship] What's the matter, sir? You look a little edgy. You know what I used to do? Go up to the forward edge of the flight deck and let the spray hit me right in the kisser. Works every time.
[shouting as he is hoisted away]
Mike Forney: You should try it, Lieutenant!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: With Task Force 77 U.S. Navy Off the coast of Korea November, 1952 See more »

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Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #5.36 (1955) See more »

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An excellent movie on Naval Aviation.
5 May 2005 | by (Philadelphia, Pa.) – See all my reviews

I served with Task Force 77 in November 1952 on a destroyer running anti-submarine and mine detection for those floating "bird farms". I also put in 30 years working with Naval Aviation logistics; this movie is an excellent look at carrier operations in the jet age. I recommend it to all who are interested in aviation, especially naval aviation. The one thing not depicted is the problems experienced by the destroyers in heavy weather as the carriers turned into the wind and out of the wind during flight operations, especially during chow times. This could probably be shown in a separate movie, but I still have vivid memories of my ship diving into the sea and the foam combing over the flying bridge and down both sides of my ship. Trying to log sack time during these times was also an experience unto itself. Incidentally we did lose on fly boy as a result of his ditching. We were told that exposure of more than 5 minutes in those waters could prove fatal, and this guy's case it was so. Not a happy time.


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