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Director:
Writers:
Wendell Mayes (screenplay)
James Salter (novel)
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Release Date:
September 1958 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
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:
An outstanding film which needs to become available on DVD or VHS See more (41 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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)
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:
The film utilizes an oft-used storyline of the war movie genre which has two soldiers in love with the same girl.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The taxi that is used is a left hand drive vehicle. Japan uses right hand drive vehicles.See more »
Quotes:
Major Cleve Saville:You don't tinker with a man's fear. He does that for himself.See more »
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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
An outstanding film which needs to become available on DVD or VHS, 6 December 2003
Author: larry-1967 from Toluca Lake, CA

I never understood why this film got so little respect. I read the book years after I first saw the movie and was very impressed with the adaptation, particularly the inclusion of Robert Wagner as Lt. Ed Pell. The film is exceedingly well done in all aspects. Mitchum, Egan and Wagner all do solid work in the acting and the photography is beautiful. It is one of those rare films with a beginning, a middle AND an end.

I strongly recommend it.

Now, if it can just be made available on DVD and VHS.

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