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Top of the World (1955)

Approved | | Adventure | May 1955 (USA)
Action and romance are combined with an Arctic setting as Robertson, an angered and aging WW II pilot... See full synopsis »




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Cast overview:
Maj. Lee Gannon
Virgie Rayne
Maj. Brad Cantrell
Lt. Mary Ross
Col. George French
Lt. Skip McGuire
Capt. Cochrane
Nick Dennis ...
Master Sgt. Cappi
Col. Nelson
Capt. Harding
Peter Bourne ...
Lt. 'Johnny' Johnson
Marya Marco ...


Action and romance are combined with an Arctic setting as Robertson, an angered and aging WW II pilot... See full synopsis »

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The Air Force called it "Operation Deep Freeze..." but this handful of heroes who lived it called it "Hell!" See more »




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Release Date:

May 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fluggeschwader LB 17 greift ein  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Actress Marya Marco's character name "Kura" is a Maori (based in New Zealand) name meaning "treasure." See more »


In the Ice Island weather station hut airmen held a normal flashlight but outside the hut the flashlight suddenly changed to a small studio lighting instrument. The safety rope the airmen used was actually the power cord for the light. See more »


Referenced in A Slight Case of Murder (1999) See more »

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Sluggish but good parts make it worth seeing...
15 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Apparently this isn't easy to find. The new Sony/MGM digital broadcast network dug it out of their vaults and aired it several times recently.

I saw one of those broadcasts, and found ti to be mostly an interesting adventure film whenever the main plot device of a weather tracking expedition to nearby the North Pole is involved, and the rescue of the Air Force men who end up stranded there.

It was much less interesting when dealing with the melodramatic subplot of the two major officers and their girls, and who would get which girl. That part was pretty unappealing and, in terms of being realistic, quite obtuse. It seemed added on to the major plot in order to bring ladies into the theater. Ladies of the 1950s that is, not modern girls.

Still the adventure aspect is fun, and especially the rescue of the last man on the crumbling ice island.

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