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24 Hour Alert (1955)

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Actor Jack Webb, inexplicably working for a police department, arrives at a U.S. Air Force base looking to get a feel for Air Force "language." The base commander is embroiled in a ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Himself - Jack Webb
Art Balinger ...
Col. Jim Breech (as Art Ballinger)
Walter Sande ...
Mayor Hogan
Ralph Moody ...
Boggs - City Councilman
James Hayes
Mel Pogue
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Actor Jack Webb, inexplicably working for a police department, arrives at a U.S. Air Force base looking to get a feel for Air Force "language." The base commander is embroiled in a contretemps with the citizens of a nearby town who object to the noise of the base's jets. But when the Air Force helps the mayor out of a jam, all is forgiven. Written by Jim Beaver <>

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Strange and Bland But Great to Look At
7 May 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

24 Hour Alert (1955)

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This short from Warner runs 31-minutes for some reason and it also picked up an Oscar nomination for some reason. Jack Webb appears as himself and also narrates as he talks about a U.S. Air Force base that is coming under attack by local residents who are unhappy over all the noise that the jets are making. Webb goes with the some experts as they talk to the people and see if they can come to some sort of understanding since the work of the jets are so important. Um, yeah, I'm really not sure what the entire point of this film was but it's certainly a strange little picture. I'd be lying if I said it was any good in regards to entertainment but I'll at least give it credit for being well made. The entire subject matter is just so bland and boring that it's impossible to really care about anything going on. I'm sure those who enjoy watching jets in motion should at least get some mild entertainment out of that. The only great thing in the film is its WarnerColor, which looks downright terrific. Seriously, the colors are so remarkable that it really does seem as if you're watching some sort of animated movie.

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