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Top of the World (1955)

Approved | | Adventure | May 1955 (USA)
A jet pilot, Dale Robertson, find himself assigned to the baron wastes of Alaska where it becomes his duty to man an observation post.

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Maj. Lee Gannon
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Capt. Cochrane
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Master Sgt. Cappi
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Capt. Harding
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Lt. 'Johnny' Johnson
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Brownie
Marya Marco ...
Kura
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A jet pilot, Dale Robertson, find himself assigned to the baron wastes of Alaska where it becomes his duty to man an observation post.

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Wind: 150 Miles an Hour! Temperature: 90° Below Zero! See more »

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Fluggeschwader LB 17 greift ein  »

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

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Ice Island located at the North Pole would have nights lasting six months but in the film nights lasted only 12 hours. See more »

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

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Trite plot, but some interesting aircraft
4 August 2007 | by (Atlanta GA) – See all my reviews

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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