An English Lady fights Gen. Savage's mission to bulldoze her ancestral home, to clear the 918th's flight path. After Savage's own bomber almost crashes into the manor house, he confronts Lady Catherine directly, but beats a humiliating retreat after her only servant, an old maid, fells him with a broom. The single, always testy commander becomes a jumble of mixed emotions because the never-wed Lady Catherine's the last of her line, gorgeous, and housebound with fright as her country defies the constant Luftwaffe blitzkrieg. Written by
Did You Know?
General Savage (Robert Lansing) identifies himself to the Lady of the House (Dana Wynter); and to her housekeeper, as NOT a housebreaker; but a Brigadier General in the United States Air Force! However, at that time (and throughout the entirety of the Second World War); Savage could only have been a General in the United States Army Air Corps USAAC (and later, the US Army Air Forces, USAAF). Not until the National Security Act of 1947 (two years after V.J. Day, September 18) was passed into law, did a United States "Air Force" come into legal existence, as a "Military Department" of the United States, like the Navy and the Army. Until that time, the United States had "no" Air Force. See more