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A famous writer visits an aircraft carrier during the Korean war to learn more about it and the way it's run. He also gets to find out more about the army aviators themselves, their internal and external conflicts and dangers of their job.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Lt. (jg) Howard Thayer
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Comdr. Kent Dowling
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James A. Michener
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Ensign Kenneth Schechter
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Lt. Comdr. Ted Dodson
Frank Lovejoy ...
Lt. Comdr. Paul Grayson
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Ensign Neil Conovan
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Lt. (jg) Andrew Szymanski
Lewis Martin ...
Comdr. Michael Coughlin
George Cooper ...
Cyril Roberts
Dick Simmons ...
Lt. Wayne Kimbrell
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A famous writer visits an aircraft carrier during the Korean war to learn more about it and the way it's run. He also gets to find out more about the army aviators themselves, their internal and external conflicts and dangers of their job.

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TORN OUT OF A TORTURED SKY! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

16 December 1954 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Panther Squadron  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Anscocolor)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where Keenan Wynn's character is killed in a crash landing on the carrier, the footage is the actual accident of a F9F during one of its early test flights. On June 23, 1951, pilot George Duncan hit an air pocket just before landing on the USS Midway. The pocket dropped the plane but he managed to keep the nose up at the time of impact, severing the plane and expelling the plane's cockpit onto the carrier deck as a fireball erupted behind him. Except for burning his ears, Duncan survived the crash. See more »

Goofs

The ejection sequence is not an F9F but a T-33 during testing of the original ejection seat. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Comdr. Ted Dodson: [Talking to Lt. Cmdr. Grayson] There are no heroes this time. And no Ernie Pyles to write about 'em. This isn't a war. Haven't you heard? It's a 'police action'. And nobody back home wants to read about it.
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Silent Night
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Music by Franz Gruber
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Good action, sentiment, but a little trite
10 February 2003 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

Surprisingly enough, most of the action scenes were from real wartime footage which is incorporated very well, its reality adds to the suspense instead of subtracting. The fact that James Michener is one of the characters makes it more interesting, but there's just too much talk about bravery and duty to make this film really shine. Well worth watching, good stars, but not above the routine.


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