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Jet Attack (1958)

Approved | | War, Drama | February 1958 (USA)
Three American pilots are shot down behind enemy lines during the Korean war, where they encounter a mysterious Russian nurse. Their life is on her hand.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Capt. Tom Arnett
Tanya Nikova
Lt. Bill Claiborne
James Dobson ...
Lt. 'Sandy' Wilkinson
Maj. Wan (North Korean)
Nicky Blair ...
Radioman Chick 'Meathead' Lane
Capt. Chon
Joseph Hamilton ...
Dean Olmstead (radio expert) (as Joe Hamilton)
Guy Prescott ...
Maj. Garver
Col. Catlett
Stella Lynn ...
Muju (female guerrilla leader)
Col. Kuban
Weaver Levy ...
Paul Power ...
Hal Bogart ...
AP sergeant


Three American pilots are shot down behind enemy lines during the Korean war, where they encounter a mysterious Russian nurse. Their life is on her hand.

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The most amazing jet story to ever blast the screen!


War | Drama


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Release Date:

February 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jet Alert  »

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$100,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


One of the films included in "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (and how they got that way)" by Harry Medved and Randy Lowell. See more »


One of the jets at the "North Korean" airbase is an American F-86 fighter. Although it has a red star - the North Korean identification mark - on the fuselage, at the top of the tail assembly at the back of the plane can be clearly seen the words, "California Air National Guard". See more »


Lt. Bill Claiborne: I'd feel a lot better if I knew what happened to Chick and the others.
Capt. Tom Arnett: Why think about it? We all know what happened to him.
Lt. Bill Claiborne: He was an offbeat character, but you couldn't help likin' the little schmo.
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Opening credits prologue: SOMEWHERE IN KOREA . . . See more »

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So far so radar
25 November 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is regarded as one of the 50 worst films of all time. Its a quickly shot, cheaply made film with lots of stock footage and a dicey story which makes little sense. However you cannot doubt its sincerity or its workmanlike pretension.

A scientist who has developed a special type of radar is testing it on a plane and the plane has been shot down. Despite the crash looks fatal it seems the scientist has survived and there is a rescue mission behind enemy lines in Korea.

The reason is that the scientist did not leave detailed plans of his invention behind and therefore they need to retrieve him. Why would a scientist be allowed out on such tests near Korea when its all in his head, I have no idea.

John Agar leads a crack team to rescue the pilot after they have had a wild night partying in Seoul or from the scenes of the stock footage, Tokyo.

They must get help from a Russian double agent and Korean rebels and to escape they might have to fly some Russian MIGs.

The film is not as bad as Plan 9 from Outer Space but despite its low budget, so-so acting, dismal action sequences and nonsensical plotting it will at least keep you entertained and has a weird charm of its own.

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