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The black and white dress June Allyson wears at the 4th of July party was previously worn by Judy Garland in the "Born in a Trunk" sequence of A Star Is Born (1954) where she sings "You Took Advantage of Me".
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According to June Allyson in her biography, she and Alan Ladd had a romance during the shooting, but it remained platonic because they did not want to be unfaithful to their respective husband and wife.
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Alan Ladd broke a rib just before the shooting whilst he took a shower.
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On August 25, 1954, while testing the fifth production F-86H (serial number 52-1981), at Edwards Air Force Base, Joseph C. McConnell, Jr. was killed in a crash following a control malfunction. The crash's cause was attributed to a missing bolt. Then Major Chuck Yeager was assigned to investigate the crash and replicated the malfunction at a much higher altitude, recovering before he hit the desert floor. The end of this movie had to be changed to reflect this event.
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