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Jet Pilot (1957)

 -  Action | Drama | Romance  -  October 1957 (USA)
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Air Force Colonel Shannon is assigned to escort defecting Soviet pilot Anna. He falls in love with her, but she is scheming to lure him back to the USSR. But Shannon has a scheme of his own.

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Air Force Colonel Shannon is assigned to escort defecting Soviet pilot Anna. He falls in love with her, but she is scheming to lure him back to the USSR. But Shannon has a scheme of his own. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Düsenjäger  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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In 1952, at the height of The Cold War, those "take cover" drills, the Joseph McCarthy Hearings and the aftermath of the 1951 Rosenberg Trials, this picture featured John Wayne , in real life a staunch anti-communist, portraying an American pilot in love with a defecting Russian spy. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were accused of being spies for The Soviet Union and later found guilty and executed, in 1953, for conspiracy to commit espionage. The film was put on the shelf until 1957. By that time, RKO was under new ownership, Howard Hughes had departed and Joseph McCarthy had been severely discredited, for many of his earlier activities, by The 1954 "Army McCarthy Hearings". See more »

Goofs

When the fighter breaks off after the radar intercept, the markings on the plane are backwards (flipped film). See more »

Quotes

Lt. Anna Marladovna Shannon: Is this a collision course I'm flying?
Col. Jim Shannon: Drop your dive brakes. You're right on top of it.
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Some prints open with the RKO Radio logo, others with the Universal-International logo. See more »

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not bad
7 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

I don't see why so many people hated this film, i actually sort of liked it. It's much better than several other John Wayne movies like The Sea Chase and Blood Alley. This was Joseph Von Sternberg's last film and he didn't like it either. This was made in 1950 but wasn't released until 1957. It stars off with a landing on an air force base and the pilot turns out to be Janet Leigh. The air force just want to get information out of here and give John Wayne the job. Wayne falls in love with her pretty quickly but you don't know about Janet Leigh. The air force find out she's a spy and are going to deport her but John Wayne marries her first. The air force doesn't like it but decides to send John Wayne over to Russia to get information out of them. John Wayne is good as usual and Janet Leigh is very sexy in this movie, just watch the first scene in John Wayne's office, you'll see what i mean.


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