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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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User Reviews:
John Wayne and Janet Leigh at their best See more (44 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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)

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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Runtime:
112 min
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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:
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:
Factual errors: Anna was wearing two awards of the "Hero of the Soviet Union" decoration. It is the highest decoration for bravery approximately equal to the "Medal of Honor." A few women, ninety-two, with fifty receiving it posthumously, were awarded it once, but records do not show that any woman ever received it twice.See more »
Quotes:
Lt. Anna Marladovna Shannon:[to Jim] One minute I want to kill you and the next minute I want to kiss you and... kiss you and... kiss you.See more »
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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
John Wayne and Janet Leigh at their best, 4 October 2005
Author: writerasfilmcritic from western US

"Jet Pilot" is one of John Wayne's best and most unusual efforts. In it he is very natural and convincing, quite unlike his typically more stylized and sometimes wooden approach to roles. And his interesting interpretation of an Air Force colonel tempted by a seductive Russian spy is a real departure from his usual gung-ho offering. When US authorities are going to deport the defecting Russian pilot for espionage, he risks losing his military career by marrying her, and when it appears that she will get a long prison sentence, he not only helps her escape to the USSR, but by all appearances, must defect, himself. Say what? John Wayne selling out his country for the love of a woman? Needless to say, this is not his usual on screen behavior. The result is a compelling story and a very romantic movie, with Wayne and Janet Leigh rocketing through the skies in their twin jets or discussing sex and politics. These two make a very convincing young couple and the sexual chemistry and tension run high. Not only is Wayne at the top of his game, but Janet Leigh is particularly appealing as the shapely Russian pilot. I particularly enjoyed the scene in which he must search her. It is sad that Janet Leigh is remembered only for the shower scene in "Psycho." She ought to be remembered, instead, for the strip search in "Jet Pilot."

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