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Valentine Davies (screenplay)
James A. Michener (novel)
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Release Date:
December 1954 (USA) See more »
The screen's explosively real drama of love and war! (US 1959 reissue) See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 2 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Holden ... Lt. Harry Brubaker

Grace Kelly ... Nancy Brubaker

Fredric March ... Rear Adm. George Tarrant

Mickey Rooney ... Mike Forney

Robert Strauss ... Beer Barrel

Charles McGraw ... Cmdr. Wayne Lee
Keiko Awaji ... Kimiko

Earl Holliman ... Nestor Gamidge
Richard Shannon ... Lt. (j.g.) Olds

Willis Bouchey ... Capt. Evans (as Willis B. Bouchey)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keith Aldrich ... Pilot (uncredited)

Corey Allen ... Enlisted Man (uncredited)
Bill Ash ... Spotter (uncredited)
Nadine Ashdown ... Cathy Brubaker (uncredited)
Marshall U. Beebe ... Pilot (uncredited)

Ray Boyle ... Marine Orderly (uncredited)
Cheryl Callaway ... Susie Brubaker (uncredited)
Steven Clark ... Pilot (uncredited)
James Connell ... Assistant L.S.O. (uncredited)
Jim Cronin ... Talker (uncredited)
Gene Hardy ... Chief Petty Officer Second Class (uncredited)
James Hyland ... Officer of the Day (uncredited)
James Jenkins ... Assistant C.I.C. Officer (uncredited)

Dickie Jones ... Pilot (uncredited)
Bob Kenaston ... Pilot (uncredited)
Robert Kino ... Bartender (uncredited)

Paul Kruger ... Capt. Parker (uncredited)
Burt Metcalfe ... Military Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Lee Miller ... Officer Seated at Club (uncredited)
Ralph Moratz ... Extra (uncredited)
Rollin Moriyama ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Dick Morris ... Pilot (uncredited)
Leo Needham ... Pilot (uncredited)
Roger Pace ... Pilot (uncredited)
Paul Raymond ... Spotter (uncredited)
Gene Reynolds ... C.I.C. Officer (uncredited)
Jack Roberts ... Quartermaster (uncredited)
Robert A. Sherry ... Flight Surgeon (uncredited)
Teru Shimada ... Japanese Father (uncredited)

Charles Tannen ... Military Police Major (uncredited)
Bob Templeton ... Military Police Sergeant (uncredited)

Dennis Weaver ... Air Intelligence Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark Robson 
Writing credits
Valentine Davies (screenplay)

James A. Michener (novel)

Produced by
William Perlberg .... producer
George Seaton .... producer
Original Music by
Lyn Murray (music score)
Cinematography by
Loyal Griggs (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Alma Macrorie 
Art Direction by
Henry Bumstead 
Hal Pereira 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Grace Gregory 
Costume Design by
Edith Head (costumes)
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
William Mull .... production manager (uncredited)
Charles Woolstenhulme .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francisco Day .... assistant director
Richard Caffey .... second assistant director (uncredited)
James A. Rosenberger .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Gene Lauritzen .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gene Garvin .... sound recordist
Hugo Grenzbach .... sound recordist
Howard Beals .... sound editor (uncredited)
Bud Fehlman .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Carl Mahakian .... sound editor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
W. Wallace Kelley .... process photography (as Wallace Kelley)
Paul K. Lerpae .... optical cinematography (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles G. Clarke .... aerial photography
W. Wallace Kelley .... second unit photography (as Wallace Kelley)
Tom Tutwiler .... second unit photography (as Thomas Tutwiler)
Charles G. Clarke .... additional photography (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser .... assistant camera: Technicolor (uncredited)
Murray Young .... key grip (uncredited)
Other crew
Marshall U. Beebe .... technical advisor (as Commander Marshall U. Beebe U.S.N.)
Arthur Jacobson .... assistant to the producers
Richard Mueller .... Technicolor color consultant
Frank Coghlan Jr. .... naval liaison (uncredited)
Stanley Scheuer .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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102 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Argentina:13 | Australia:G | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:6 | Singapore:PG | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1987) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #17070) | West Germany:12 (f)

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The U.S. Navy's cooperation in the movie's making included the use of 19 ships.See more »
Factual errors: The movie opens in November 1952. Later, the men are listening to a radio broadcast of an NFL game between the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers. The broadcaster says that the winner will play the Cleveland Browns in the championship game. In reality, the Rams played (and defeated) Cleveland in the 1951 title game. In 1952 the Detroit Lions played and beat the Browns for the championship.See more »
Cmdr. Wayne Lee:[on photo recon mission] All I want to do is take their picture but look how mad they get.See more »
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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
I was there., 9 May 2008
Author: machfront from United States

I was a sailor assigned to the Oriskany and observed the filming; and I met Mickey Rooney and Earl Holliman. Those are some fine men; and they entered our shipboard environment seamlessly. During the filming, on his off time, Mickey Rooney performed for the crew with his own one-man show in one of the hanger bays. He played drums like one would never expect him to. He was a good musician, and great fun to be around. I would sure like to thank Rooney and Holliman for making our lives pleasant in such a distant and lonely place.

Once I was walking down a passageway and saw a very small pilot in a flight suit. I didn't think that one would find pilots that short because of the Navy's requirements for aviators. Then, I saw his face, and it was Mickey Rooney. Rooney and the film crew stayed on board for Thanksgiving, and that has to be the most memorable Thanksgiving I ever had.

To me, that film is a time capsule, and every time I see it, it brings back fond memories of life on the Oriskany. The Oriskany was the last Essex class aircraft carrier built, and it was about three years old when I was on it. Sadly, it's been scuttled, and turned into fish habitat.

Anyway, like I said, Holliman and Rooney are excellent people; I never met Holden, but he was there too.

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