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Writers:
Wendell Mayes (screenplay)
James Salter (novel)
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Release Date:
September 1958 (USA) See more »
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Mightiest thrill-shocked adventure spectacle of the super-sonic age !
Plot:
In 1952, as the Korean War rages on, American officers land in Kyoto. Among them are Major Ceve Saville... See more » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
How NOT to adapt a novel to film, but still fun to watch See more (46 total) »

Cast

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Robert Mitchum ... Major Cleve Saville

Robert Wagner ... Lt. Ed Pell

Richard Egan ... Colonel Dutch Imil

May Britt ... Kristina 'Kris' Abbott

Lee Philips ... 1st Lt. Carl Abbott
John Gabriel ... 1st Lt. Corona

Stacy Harris ... Col. Monk Moncavage

Victor Sen Yung ... Korean Farmer
Candace Lee ... Korean Child
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Aki Aleong ... MIG Pilot (uncredited)
Jimmy Baya ... Greek Sergeant (uncredited)
Slosson Bing Jong ... Chinese Soldier (uncredited)
Brad Brown ... Greek Soldier (uncredited)
John Caler ... Officer (uncredited)
Vinnie De Carlo ... Korean Bartender (uncredited)

John Doucette ... Chief Master Sergeant (uncredited)
Alicia M. Goodchild ... Stand in for May Britt (uncredited)
Jay Jostyn ... Major Dark (uncredited)
Whamok Kim ... Korean Woman (uncredited)
Frank Kumagai ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Mabel Lim ... Korean Woman (uncredited)

Leon Lontoc ... Casey Jones, Chinese Ace (uncredited)
Mae Maeshire ... Package Wrapper (uncredited)
Ralph Manza ... Major Gifford (uncredited)

Nobu McCarthy ... Japanese Clerk (uncredited)
Alena Murray ... Mrs. Mason (uncredited)
Robert 'Bob' Olen ... Officer (uncredited)

Robert Reed ... Jackson (uncredited)
George Sasaki ... Chinese Soldier (uncredited)
Nina Shipman ... WAF Lieutenant (uncredited)
Mary Song ... Korean Woman (uncredited)
Walter Soo Hoo ... Chinese Soldier (uncredited)
Rachel Stephens ... Nurse (uncredited)
Frank Tang ... Chinese Officer (uncredited)
Larry Thor ... Captain Owynby (uncredited)
Kam Tong ... Red Chinese Officer (uncredited)
Chiyo Toto ... Sukiaki Girl (uncredited)
James Yagi ... Doorman (uncredited)

Directed by
Dick Powell 
 
Writing credits
Wendell Mayes (screenplay)

James Salter (novel)

Produced by
Dick Powell .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Sawtell 
 
Cinematography by
Charles G. Clarke (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Stuart Gilmore 
 
Art Direction by
Maurice Ransford 
Lyle R. Wheeler 
 
Set Decoration by
Bertram C. Granger 
Walter M. Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Charles Le Maire (executive wardrobe designer) (as Charles LeMaire)
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
Roy Stork .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Stanley Goldsmith .... unit production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Curtis Havens .... second unit director (as James C. Havens)
Ad Schaumer .... assistant director
Maurice Harmell .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ed DeCuir .... labor foreman (uncredited)
Ed Graves .... production illustrator (uncredited)
Ted Harmon .... nurseryman (uncredited)
Bob McLaughlin .... props (uncredited)
Charles Myall .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Donald L. Nobles .... props (uncredited)
Fred Pommit .... props (uncredited)
Donald Robinson .... painter (uncredited)
Herb Sage .... props (uncredited)
Fred R. Simpson .... property master (uncredited)
Harold Wardean .... props (uncredited)
Walter Wiley .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Charles Zimmerman .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
E. Clayton Ward .... sound
Jesse Long .... cableman (uncredited)
Roy Potts .... boom operator (uncredited)
A.C. Ward .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Ralph Zerby .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ronald Jolley .... effectsman (uncredited)
Art Royne .... effectsman (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Tutwiler .... aerial photographer
J.H. Cooley .... grip (uncredited)
Walter Fitchman .... key grip (uncredited)
Til Gabani .... camera operator (uncredited)
C.J. Geras .... grip (uncredited)
Grover Jones .... best boy (uncredited)
Bert Kershner .... assistant camera (uncredited)
W.L. Lagune .... grip (uncredited)
David McEwen .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Fred Richter .... grip (uncredited)
L.A. Smith .... grip (uncredited)
Charles Wise .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Swede Munden .... wardrobe master (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Leonard Doss .... color consultant
 
Transportation Department
Frank McGarry .... transportation captain (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Robert E. Wayne .... technical advisor (as Major Robert E. Wayne United States Air Force)
Vernon L. Wright .... technical advisor (as Captain Vernon L. Wright United States Air Force)
Jim Boguson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Carl Downey .... operator (uncredited)
Ted Harmon .... landscaper (uncredited)
R.H. Ibling .... operator (uncredited)
Harold McLean .... operator (uncredited)
Don Prince .... publicist (uncredited)
Robert Saffell .... pilot (uncredited)
Tex Wilsford .... craft service (uncredited)
Marshall J. Wolins .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
108 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System) (magnetic prints) | Mono (optical prints)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:G (video rating) | Finland:K-12 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2005) | USA:Approved (certificate #19007) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
One scene in the film quite realistically realizes author James Salter's description of Seville's (Connell in the novel) first sight of the fighter pilots in their club at the base in Korea. Salter wrote that "It looked like a lumberjack camp. No two pilots dressed alike." In the film, Seville eventually wears a WWII sheepskin-lined leather cap and a sage green flight jacket over a blue flight suit, while Pell wears a flap-eared winter hat and a blue flight jacket over a green flight suit. Other pilots wear similar mixes of uniform clothing from both the WWII and Korean War eras.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Lt Corona's F86 Sabre develops engine trouble on his landing approach. When the aicraft is shown stalling and crashing, the shot is of an F-100 Super Sabre, a different type of aircraft.See more »
Quotes:
Major Cleve Saville:You any good with that automatic?
Lt. Ed Pell:I'm a killer, man.
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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
How NOT to adapt a novel to film, but still fun to watch, 19 February 2005
Author: Gerald Asher from United States

If you've never read the book, watch the movie first - then go find the novel for the real story. It could be categorized as "autobiographical fiction" as the author, James Salter (nom de plum) flew as a pilot with the 335th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 4th FIW at Suwon, Korea during the war. Robert Wagner's character is a thinly veiled caricature of ace Jim Low. Mitchum is typically laconic (and I do enjoy him in this role, in spite of, or including, the schlocky love story) and the F-86s are fun to watch. Richard Egan plays well as the retread group commander who pairs Mitchum and Wagner, much to Mitchum's initial distaste. The DVD in widescreen is the best way to go, and while a far cry from "The Bridges at Toko-Ri," it's still a keeper in my book.

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