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Writer:
Jules Furthman (written by)
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Release Date:
October 1957 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Greatest Air Spectacle of the Jet Age! Earth-shaking, sky-shattering ... SO BIG it took years to make! See more »
Plot:
Air Force Colonel Shannon is assigned to escort defecting Soviet pilot Anna. He falls in love with her... See more » | Add synopsis »
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so dumb it's great! See more (44 total) »

Cast

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John Wayne ... Col. Jim Shannon

Janet Leigh ... Lt. Anna Marladovna Shannon / Olga Orlief

Jay C. Flippen ... Maj. Gen. Black

Paul Fix ... Maj. Rexford
Richard Rober ... FBI Agent George Rivers
Roland Winters ... Col. Sokolov

Hans Conried ... Col. Matoff
Ivan Triesault ... Gen. Langrad
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorothy Abbott ... Girl (uncredited)
Phil Arnold ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Lois Austin ... Saleswoman at Palm Springs Dress Shop (uncredited)
Paul Bakanas ... Russian Security Man (uncredited)
Hall Bartlett ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Gregg Barton ... Military Policeman (uncredited)
John Bishop ... Major Sinclair (uncredited)

James Brown ... Sergeant (uncredited)
William Bryant ... Radar Monitor (uncredited)
Bruce Cameron ... Batman (uncredited)
Perdita Chandler ... Georgia Rexford (uncredited)

Joyce Compton ... Mrs. Simpson (uncredited)
Tom Daly ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
James Dime ... Russian Security Man (uncredited)
Mason Alan Dinehart ... Fresh Kid at Palm Springs Dress Shop (uncredited)
Art Dupuis ... Russian (uncredited)
Jane Easton ... Girl (uncredited)

Bill Erwin ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Gene Evans ... Airfield Sergeant (uncredited)
Elizabeth Flournoy ... WAF Captain (uncredited)
Paul Frees ... Lt. Tiompkin (uncredited)
Barbara Freking ... WAAF Private (uncredited)
Vincent Gironda ... Muscleman (uncredited)
Fred Graham ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Don Haggerty ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Janice Hood ... Girl (uncredited)
Darrell Huntley ... Officer (uncredited)
Lamont Johnson ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Joanne Jordan ... WAC Sergeant (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Waiter (uncredited)
Harry Lauter ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Ruth Lee ... Mother (uncredited)

Nelson Leigh ... FBI Agent (uncredited)

Sylvia Lewis ... WAC Corporal (uncredited)
Herbert Lytton ... FBI Agent (uncredited)
Mike Mahoney ... Corporal (uncredited)
Michael Mark ... Russian General (uncredited)
Gene Marshall ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Allen Mathews ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Keith McConnell ... Bartender (uncredited)
John Morgan ... Lieutenant (uncredited)
Alberto Morin ... Russian Guard (uncredited)
Al Murphy ... Waiter (uncredited)
Wendell Niles ... Major (uncredited)
Richard Norris ... Russian Interrogator (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Bit Role (uncredited)
David Ormont ... Russian Interrogator (uncredited)
Jack Overman ... Sergeant (uncredited)
James Parnell ... Control Officer (uncredited)

Denver Pyle ... Mr. Simpson (uncredited)
Theodore Rand ... Waiter (uncredited)
Joey Ray ... Waiter (uncredited)
Al Rhein ... Bartender (uncredited)
Ric Roman ... Guard (uncredited)
Gene Roth ... Sokolov's Batman (uncredited)
James H. Russell ... Corporal (uncredited)
Sammy Shack ... Driver (uncredited)
Jack Shea ... Military Policeman (uncredited)
Carl Sklover ... Waiter (uncredited)

Jim B. Smith ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Ruthelma Stevens ... Saleswoman (uncredited)
Armand Tanny ... Muscleman (uncredited)

Kenneth Tobey ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Rick Vallin ... Sergeant (uncredited)

Mamie Van Doren ... WAF (uncredited)
Billy Vernon ... Drunk (uncredited)
Ralph Volkie ... Driver (uncredited)
Smoki Whitfield ... Henry (uncredited)
Joan Whitney ... WAC Sergeant (uncredited)

Biff Yeager ... Captain (uncredited)
Buck Young ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Carleton Young ... Technical Sergeant in Palmer Field Control Tower (uncredited)
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Directed by
Josef von Sternberg 
Jules Furthman (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Jules Furthman (written by)

Produced by
Jules Furthman .... producer
Howard Hughes .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Bronislau Kaper 
 
Cinematography by
Winton C. Hoch (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Harry Marker 
Michael R. McAdam 
William M. Moore 
Frederic Knudtson (uncredited)
 
Casting by
Dick Stockton (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Albert S. D'Agostino 
Feild M. Gray  (as Feild Gray)
 
Set Decoration by
Harley Miller 
Darrell Silvera 
 
Costume Design by
Michael Woulfe (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup supervisor
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Esther Berman .... body makeup (uncredited)
Layne Britton .... makeup artist (uncredited)
James House .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Annabell Levy .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Web Overlander .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Edward Killy .... unit production manager
John Burch .... assistant production manager (uncredited)
Philip G. Cochran .... supervisor of aerial sequences (uncredited)
Walter Daniels .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fred Fleck .... assistant director (as Fred A. Fleck)
Harry D'Arcy .... assistant director (uncredited)
Jules Furthman .... second unit director (uncredited)
James Lane .... second unit director (uncredited)
Harold Lewis .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Anthony Lombardo .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Terry Kellum .... sound
Earl A. Wolcott .... sound (as Earl Wolcott)
Charlie Cohn .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Danny Kelleher .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Daniel Hays .... special effects (uncredited)
Jack Lannan .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Harold E. Wellman .... process (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Chuck Yeager .... aerial stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Campbell .... gaffer (uncredited)
William H. Clothier .... aerial photographer (uncredited)
George Gall .... assistant camera: Technicolor (uncredited)
Robert B. Hauser .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Hans F. Koenekamp .... camera operator (uncredited)
Paul Mantz .... aerial director of photography (uncredited)
Henry Ogilvie .... best boy (uncredited)
Eddie Pyle .... camera operator (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser .... aerial camera operator: Technicolor (uncredited)
Rod Tolmie .... still photographer (uncredited)
Ralph Wildman .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Tate .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Henry West .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Francis Cugat .... color consultant: Technicolor
Jim Wilkinson .... editorial supervisor
Chandler House .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... conductor
 
Other crew
Howard Hughes .... presenter
Clarence A. Shoop .... assistant to producer (as Brig. Gen. Clarence A. Shoop)
Philip G. Cochran .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Evelyn Earle .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Paul Mantz .... pilot (uncredited)
Stan Margulies .... publicist (uncredited)
Dixie McCoy .... dialogue director (uncredited)
J.S. Nash .... project pilot (uncredited)
Louis Shapiro .... location manager (uncredited)
Sidney Zipser .... Technicolor technician (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

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Runtime:
112 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.00 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-12 | UK:U (passed with cuts) | USA:Approved (original rating) (MPAA rating: certificate #14297) | USA:G (re-rating) (1974) | West Germany:12 (nf)

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Trivia:
Airfield scenes set in Russia were actually filmed on the main flightline at Edwards AFB, which appeared suitably primitive.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Anna, despite being a stereotypical Russian agent in an American movie from the Cold War, surprisingly lacks a Russian accent.See more »
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31 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
so dumb it's great!, 17 October 2005
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Unlike John Wayne's more famous movie turkey, The Conquerer, this film is so bad that it is lots of fun to watch. It is incredibly poorly written (even for an RKO picture) and makes his earlier Republic Films look like masterpieces by comparison (and a few actually were). And, combined with the terrible dialog and dopey plot is the absolute worst performance of Janet Leigh's life! She plays a Russian Airforce pilot with less conviction than perhaps any actress could have approached the role. Not once does she even give the least hint of a Russian accent, though through the use of very thick sweaters she DOES appear to be the poster girl for Playboy Magazine. This nymphet role is combined with stoic "Russian" dialog that sound like it's right out of a grade school play. It's unintentionally hilarious.

As for Wayne, he pretty much plays himself. A REALLY, REALLY horny self, that is! FYI--Apparently the Russians flew Lockheed Shooting Stars (F-80s). You see, when you stick a red star on it, it becomes the spitting image of a MIG-15. Well, that is if you squint REALLY hard and maybe get REALLY drunk first and hit yourself on the head with a frying pan, and,...

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