Actress Marya Marco's character name "Kura" is a Maori (based in New Zealand) name meaning "treasure." See more »
At the Ice Island weather station crew members left the hut holding normal flashlight but outside the hut the flashlight suddenly changed to a small studio lighting instrument. The safety rope the airmen held onto was actually the power cord for the light. See more »
The plot is a cliché, and the acting is barely B-movie serviceable, but the film is an interesting look at the U.S. Air Force in the early 1950s. The film features a C-47 (DC-3) on skis, an Air Force glider (similar to those used at the Normandy landings in WWII), and the rarely seen F-82 Twin Mustang. Incidentally, the aircraft used in the film indicate that principal photography must have taken place well before the film's 1955 release; the Air Force retired its very last F-82 in June, 1953, and the piston-powered B-36 bombers featured in the melodramatic formation flight that closes the film were old news by the mid-1950's, by which time jet powered B-52 had begun to replace them.
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