This is the story of a brave woman who volunteered to join SOE (Special Operations Executive) during WWII. She was flown into occupied France where she fought with the French resistance. ... See full summary »
The ambitious Ann arrives with the stagecoach in Raton Pass to find herself in the midst of a feud between the Challon and the Pozner families. Ann immediately seeks out Marc Challon, a ... See full summary »
Edwin L. Marin
A story of a brilliant master sergeant with a great career behind him and transferred to yet another post, his attraction to a younger man eventually overrides him, to a point where his latent homosexuality, finally emerges.
John Phillip Law,
Mac's plans to settle down and raise a family are upset by the Korean War. He goes as a fighter pilot and returns a hero, the first triple ace of the war. His neighbors have built a home for Mac and his devoted wife and their three children. Now he has an offer to test pilot new Sabre Jets. His wife is uneasy but knows she cannot ground her man. Written by
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According to Alan Ladd's biography; he fell madly in love with his co-star, yet supposedly never consummated the romance. See more »
During the part of the movie in which McConnell is flying combat missions as a navigator in Europe, his plane is a B-17 Flying Fortress. The real Lt McConnell flew in B-24 Liberators. However, this mistake is understandable, since very few B-24s were still flyable at the time the movie was made, while many B-17s were still operational as rescue, training, and transport aircraft. See more »
Even for a 1950s "wave the flag" movie, this film's plot is just, well, very bad. It is cliche ridden and inaccurate. The real Capt. Joe McConnell, Korea's highest scoring ace, got all his 16 air to air victories in just the last six months of the Korean War, and was shot down once himself. This could have made for an exciting docudrama. Instead, the director chose to do something less than a high school drama presentation showing June Allison flittering around with her screechy dialogue and Alan Ladd wearing his G-suit too low on his waist. (Never mind the inaccuracies like showing Ladd in a B-17 in WW 2, when McConnell was a B-24 nav).
The "aerial combat sequences" were laughable, especially the F-86s waltzing to AFN radio.
A much better period piece is "The Hunters" with Robert Mitchum.
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