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Flight from Ashiya (1964)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Romance, Drama | 25 March 1964 (USA)
A helicopter rescue team tries to save the survivors of a shipwreck off the coast of Japan during a raging typhoon.

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L:t. Col. Glenn Stevenson
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Lucille Caroll
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Caroline Gordon / Stevenson
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Leila
Eiko Taki ...
Tomiko
Joe Di Reda ...
SSgt. Randy Smith
Mitsuhiro Sugiyama ...
Charlie
E.S. Ince ...
Capt. Walter Mound
Andrew Hughes ...
Dr. Horton
William Ross ...
Capt. Jerry Cooper
June Shelley ...
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Flight from Ashiya is a 1964 film about the U.S. Air Force's Air Rescue Service, flying out of Ashiya Air Base, Japan. In this fictionalized film set in the early 1960s, a flight crew's mission is to rescue a life raft of Japanese civilians stranded in rough seas. The Airplane used in the film was the HU-16 Albatross, A flying boat. Written by Dod H

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25 March 1964 (USA)  »

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Sacrificio sin gloria  »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Tuesday Weld originally announced for Shirley Knight role. See more »

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Sergeant Mike Takashima: Mike Takashima... father Japanese, mother Polish.
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Silly but some good flying scenes.
26 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

I concur with the most of the previous comments. The film is silly, the acting is wooden, the story is contrived and mawkish, and the 1941 and 1942 flash back scenes give no real sense of the periods depicted.

Most of the scenes filmed using models are ludicrous, especially the water landings and the take off after the rescue, but there are some good shots of real aircraft (Sikorsky UH-19 helicopter, Douglas DC-3, and Grumman HU-16 Albatross amphibian) and a few flying scenes that will appeal to aviation buffs.

One previous comment is in error: the air rescue aircraft is a Grumman HU-16 Albatross, not a Martin PBM.


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