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Director:
Writers:
Irving Wallace (screenplay)
Sam Rolfe (story)
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Release Date:
1958 (Austria) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
THE MIGHT OF IT - THE SIGHT OF IT STUNS THE SCREEN! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
Plot:
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 »
NewsDesk:
(5 articles)
Oscar-Nominated Actress Featured in One of Universal's Biggest Blockbusters Dead at 99
 (From Alt Film Guide. 1 January 2014, 4:43 PM, PST)

[DVD Review] The Natalie Wood Collection
 (From JustPressPlay. 7 February 2009, 12:58 PM, PST)

DVD Set Knocks On Wood
 (From New York Post. 3 February 2009, 11:53 PM, PST)

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Loved watching the filming of this movie See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (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, Mechanic (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
Russ Conway ... Gen. Tyler (uncredited)

Ann Doran ... Sylvia Slater (uncredited)

John Doucette ... Nielson (uncredited)
Dick Elliott ... Mr. Sampton, Contestant (uncredited)
Michael Emmet ... Capt. Dickson (uncredited)
Ethel Greenwood ... Slater's Party Guest (uncredited)
Steven Hayes ... Fireman (uncredited)
Jimmy Horan ... Tall Thin Man (uncredited)
Jean Howell ... Betty McKine (uncredited)
Olin Howland ... Joe, Cafe Proprietor (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, Truck Driver at Cafe (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 - Slater's Party Guest (uncredited)
Mort Mills ... Sergeant Addressing Flyers (uncredited)

Juanita Moore ... Clarissa, the Maid (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)
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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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Runtime:
106 min
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Color:
Color (WarnerColor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Trivia:
An announcement in the December 1957 issue of "The Hollywood Reporter" stated that James Garner would star in this film, but he would pass up having only a minor supporting role.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When they take off for the first mission, there's a very brief take (only a few seconds) of the plane taxiing towards the camera and then turning to its right. That is a different aircraft to the one shown on all subsequent shots - it has very different nose art, in a different colour scheme.See more »
Quotes:
MSgt. Chuck V. Brennan:Women! - And they say the B-52 is an evolved hunk of machinery.See more »
Soundtrack:
An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 (On the Beautiful Blue Danube)See more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Loved watching the filming of this movie, 3 August 2009
Author: leeawood from United States

I was stationed at Castle AFB from 1956 to 1960 (93rd Field Maintenance Squadron) and watched the filming of the flight line segments. I even have some black & white pictures of Natalie with some of my squadron mates. The high point was the low altitude flyover of a flight of B-52s. The segment where the landing gear is jammed was done in our maintenance hanger with the bomber on jacks with wheel well doors open. An iris on the lighting gave the impression of the wheel well doors opening as the iris was opened. In the finished film it looked very realistic. My one complaint was the scene of a B-52 flying with it's gear down after being refueled by a KC-97, that just wasn't done.

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