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Release Date:
1958 (Austria) See more »
THE MIGHT OF IT - THE SIGHT OF IT STUNS THE SCREEN! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
Sgt. Chuch Brennan always disliked playboy and hotshot, Col. Jim Herlihy. Now Chuck has even more reason to, Jim is dating his daughter, Lois. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Natalie Wood ... Lois Brennan

Karl Malden ... MSgt. Chuck V. Brennan

Marsha Hunt ... Edith Brennan

Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ... Col. Jim Herlihy
Don Kelly ... MSgt. Darren McKine

Nelson Leigh ... Brig. Gen. Wayne Acton
Robert Nichols ... Wilbur 'Brooklyn' Stuart
Ray Montgomery ... Barnes
Robert Hover ... Simpson (as Bob Hover)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Baxley ... Crewman in Korea (uncredited)
Nicky Blair ... Pasquali (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
Russ Conway ... Gen. Tyler (uncredited)

Ann Doran ... Sylvia Slater (uncredited)

John Doucette ... Nielson (uncredited)
Chris Drake ... Control tower radioman (uncredited)
Dick Elliott ... Mr. Sampton (uncredited)
Michael Emmet ... Capt. Dickson (uncredited)
Ethel Greenwood ... Slater's Party Guest (uncredited)
Steven Hayes ... Fireman (uncredited)
Jimmie Horan ... Tall Thin Man (uncredited)
Jean Howell ... Betty McKine (uncredited)
Olin Howland ... Joe (uncredited)
Will Hutchins ... B-52 Navigator Roberts (uncredited)
Bill Idelson ... Tail Gunner (uncredited)
Beverly Ruth Jordan ... Young Girl (uncredited)
Byron Kane ... Assistant Director (uncredited)
Henry Kulky ... Calvin (uncredited)
Peter Leeds ... TV Quiz Show Director (uncredited)
Art Lewis ... Radar Observer (uncredited)
Leon Lontoc ... Cook in Korea (uncredited)
Kathy Marlowe ... Blonde (uncredited)
George Milan ... Quiz Show Emcee (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Harold (uncredited)
Mort Mills ... Sergeant Addressing Flyers (uncredited)

Juanita Moore ... Clarissa (uncredited)
Tracy Morgan ... Redhead (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Nightclub Bartender (uncredited)
Joan Patti ... Slater's Party Guest (uncredited)
Steve Pendleton ... Lt. Col. Graham (uncredited)

Bing Russell ... Operator (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
James Seay ... B-52 School Instructor (uncredited)
William Swan ... Crewman in Korea (uncredited)
Beverly Thomas ... 49er Girl (uncredited)
Elaine Towne ... Older Woman (uncredited)
Harlan Warde ... Col. John Baker (uncredited)
Robert Whiteside ... Crewman in Korea (uncredited)

Stuart Whitman ... Maj. Sam Weisberg (uncredited)
Robert Williams ... Bud Slater (uncredited)

Directed by
Gordon Douglas 
Writing credits
Irving Wallace (screenplay)

Sam Rolfe (story)

Produced by
Richard Whorf .... producer
Original Music by
Leonard Rosenman 
Cinematography by
William H. Clothier (director of photography) (as William Clothier)
Film Editing by
Thomas Reilly 
Art Direction by
Leo K. Kuter 
Set Decoration by
William L. Kuehl 
Costume Design by
Howard Shoup 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup artist
Connie Nichols .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Arthur Lueker .... unit production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Kissell .... assistant director
Jack Boland .... assistant director (uncredited)
Jack Cunningham .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Oliver S. Garretson .... sound
Walter Feldman .... sound editor (uncredited)
Arthur H. Pullen .... sound editor (uncredited)
Paul Reuting .... sound editor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Harold E. Wellman .... aerial photographer
Ted D. McCord .... camera operator (uncredited)
Other crew
Bob Irving .... technical coordinator (as Robert Irving)
Benjamin R. Ostlin .... technical advisor (as Major Benjamin R. Ostlin U.S.A.F.)
Charles P. Bialka .... liaison officer (uncredited)
Howard Hohler .... script supervisor (uncredited)

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106 min
Color (WarnerColor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Although Natalie Wood received star billing with her name above the title, she actually only had a minor part.See more »
Factual errors: Col. Herlihy wears the wrong style uniform cap. With his rank the cap bill should have a decorative scrambled eggs design but he wears one with plan black bill which is for captains and below.See more »
B-52 School Instructor:[At the briefing for Air Force men being given at Boeing plant in Seattle] These are pictures of the B-52 Stratofortress. It's the biggest jet bomber in the world. It can reach any target in the world. It can fly over six hundred miles an hour, over eight miles high, and over six thousand miles distance without refueling. On a single mission, one of these airplanes - Just ONE - can carry greater destructive force than that of all the bombs dropped by the entire Allied air forces during the whole of World War Two.See more »
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12 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Like it Have it Watch it, 2 February 2005
Author: donivanp from United States

This movie was made at the same period as Strategic Air Command, Bridges at Toko-Ri, The Hunters and other wave the flag Cold War error. Yes as stated it does have some overstated patriotic, my job is the most important job in the world sentiment to it. That being said, I am a former USAF maintenance technician who did work on B-52's amongst other airframes in my 20 year career. I enjoyed the movie for several reasons, one the airplane shots with the B-47, F-86, and B-52B's. There are a number of at best questionable plots in the movie but all in all not bad if you like early Air Force movies. And in opposition to a previous input, the maintenance tech on these airframes is all important to the scheme of thing. The "O's" get to fly them but could not do a thing with out the maintainers keeping them ready to fly.

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