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Jet Attack (1958)

Approved | | Drama, War | 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 in her hands.


Edward L. Cahn


Orville H. Hampton (screenplay), Mark Hanna (story)




Cast overview, first billed only:
John Agar ... Capt. Tom Arnett
Audrey Totter ... Tanya Nikova
Gregory Walcott ... Lt. Bill Claiborne
James Dobson James Dobson ... Lt. 'Sandy' Wilkinson
Leonard Strong ... Maj. Wan (North Korean)
Nicky Blair Nicky Blair ... Radioman Chick 'Meathead' Lane
Victor Sen Yung ... Capt. Chon
Joseph Hamilton Joseph Hamilton ... Dean Olmstead (radio expert) (as Joe Hamilton)
Guy Prescott Guy Prescott ... Maj. Garver
George Cisar ... Col. Catlett
Stella Lynn Stella Lynn ... Muju (female guerrilla leader)
Robert Carricart ... Col. Kuban
Weaver Levy Weaver Levy ... Orderly
Paul Power Paul Power ... Phillips
Hal Bogart 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 in her hands.

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The most amazing jet story to ever blast the screen!


Drama | War


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Release Date:

February 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jet Command See more »


Box Office


$100,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Catalina Productions See more »
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Did You Know?


Opening credits: All events, characters, firms and institutions in this photoplay are fictional and any similarity to any persons, living or dead, or to any actual events or to any actual firms or institutions is coincidental and unintentional. 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 »


Col. Catlett: Tanya Nikova... you knew her quite well?
Capt. Tom Arnett: A little more than casually, sir. I owe her my life.
Col. Catlett: And, uh, she can be trusted?
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: SOMEWHERE IN KOREA . . . See more »

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Is it one of the worst films of all time? Well...
29 January 2010 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I had wanted to see this movie for years, after reading about it in the notorious book "The Fifty Worst Films Of All Time" - it sounded like it was hilariously inept. It recently played on AMC, so I finally got to see it. Is it as hilariously inept as I imagined it to be? It certainly has its share of unintended laughs. There's a LOT of obvious stock footage, the funniest being when we see the neon nightlife of Tokyo - when the scene is taking place in Seoul, Korea! There's also a plane that crashes into flames at high speed, and there's a survivor. The wilderness doesn't look anything like Korea. There's comic relief that fails so badly it becomes funny, and there are other script-written ineptness like jet pilots recruited for a commando performance and scientific talk that makes no sense.

Clearly, the movie has its share of unintended laughs. But is it one of the worst movies of all time? Of course not. It's not inept enough. Much of the movie is mediocre tedium, not inspired enough for laughs or to be considered a movie that's so bad it's BAD. While I guess I'm glad I finally saw it (I'm trying to watch all 50 movies from that book), I don't think other viewers will find enough to entertain them, either intentionally or unintentionally.

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