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Top of the World (1955)

Approved | | Adventure | May 1955 (USA)
A jet pilot, Dale Robertson, find himself assigned to the baron wastes of Alaska where it becomes his duty to man an observation post.

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Cast overview:
... Maj. Lee Gannon
... Virgie Rayne
... Maj. Brad Cantrell
... Lt. Mary Ross
... Col. George French
... Lt. Skip McGuire
... Capt. Cochrane
Nick Dennis ... Master Sgt. Cappi
... Col. Nelson
... Capt. Harding
Peter Bourne ... Lt. 'Johnny' Johnson
... Brownie
Marya Marco ... Kura
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A jet pilot, Dale Robertson, find himself assigned to the baron wastes of Alaska where it becomes his duty to man an observation post.

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Wind: 150 Miles an Hour! Temperature: 90° Below Zero! See more »

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May 1955 (USA)  »

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Fluggeschwader LB 17 greift ein  »

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Actress Marya Marco's character name "Kura" is a Maori (based in New Zealand) name meaning "treasure." See more »

Goofs

At the Ice Island weather station crew members left the hut holding normal flashlight but outside the hut the flashlight suddenly changed to a small studio lighting instrument. The safety rope the airmen held onto was actually the power cord for the light. See more »

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Referenced in A Slight Case of Murder (1999) See more »

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Trite plot, but some interesting aircraft
4 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

The plot is a cliché, and the acting is barely B-movie serviceable, but the film is an interesting look at the U.S. Air Force in the early 1950s. The film features a C-47 (DC-3) on skis, an Air Force glider (similar to those used at the Normandy landings in WWII), and the rarely seen F-82 Twin Mustang. Incidentally, the aircraft used in the film indicate that principal photography must have taken place well before the film's 1955 release; the Air Force retired its very last F-82 in June, 1953, and the piston-powered B-36 bombers featured in the melodramatic formation flight that closes the film were old news by the mid-1950's, by which time jet powered B-52 had begun to replace them.


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