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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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Jet Pilot Surprise See more (43 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:
The film was produced by RKO in 1950 which was owned by Howard Hughes. By the time it was released in 1957, Hughes had sold RKO and the film was released by Universal.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:[screaming at Jim] Give me back my pants!See more »
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20 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Jet Pilot Surprise, 16 May 2006
Author: larryludwigpilot from United States

At the ripe old age of 50, I was amazed to see JET PILOT today for the very first time. Not many Wayne films have escaped me, but this one had. As I was watching the film, it occurred to me that ol Duke must have enjoyed being a fighter pilot (as he should) because he played a pilot in at least 6 films I could think of off the top of my head. Janet Leigh was not overly convincing as a Soviet, but WOW is she gorgeous... WHO CARES. Still, if she had a convincing Russian accent and some leather this would have been the Duke's best effort! Great film of some wonderful machines, and such a treat to see them as well. I became a fighter pilot because of the F-86 though I was too old to fly one... this film features them constantly. Chuck Yeager stunted for the film and broke a tail in a Sabre pressing the envelope. Overall, just a nice film, that was totally unlike any Wayne film I had ever seen. Normally, you know exactly how the plot will go, and that Good, Truth, and the American Way will prevail... but this one... actually makes you wonder if that is going to be the case?!?! Maybe not for the Duke, you know he has a trick up his sleeve, but Janet Leigh?? She is a wild card and you never know till the end who will win out. This movie was akin to finding a $20 bill in your pocket from last year... it has been there a long time, and just a nice treat to come across it.

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