In 1952, as the Korean War rages on, American officers land in Kyoto. Among them are Major Ceve Saville, assigned to a fighter squadron, and Lieutenant Carl Abbott. The latter neglects his charming wife Kristina, who is sinking into bitterness. In Korea, Saville meets again Colonel Dutch Imil, a former brother in arms as well as other friends. Back in Japan Saville falls in love with forsaken Kristina, which arouses Abbott's jealousy. The two men turn into implacable rivals. But during a mission against Chinese Migs, Abbott is hurt and Saville decides to rescue him...Written by
Robert Mitchum turned down the Tony Curtis role in " The Defiant Ones " to appear in this. See more »
When Kristina and Major Saville leave the restaurant, Lt. Abbott is passed out in the cab leaning to the right against the right side door. As soon as Kristina opens the left door to get inside the cab, Lt. Abbott is now facing to the left and not leaning on the door. See more »
Not a bad war movie for the fifties. The aerial sequences are exciting and well done (pre-computer). Mitchum is his usual entertaining, stoic self, and Robert Wagner has an especially amusing role as a young, "hipster/hotshot" pilot, that takes after Mitchum.
It's on TV every once in a while. Catch it!
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