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Buzz Rickson is a dare-devil World War II bomber pilot with a death wish. Failing at everything not involving flying, Rickson lives for the most dangerous missions. His crew lives with this aspect of his personality only because they know he always brings them back alive.Written by
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The film utilizes an oft-used storyline of the war movie genre which has two soldiers in love with the same girl. See more »
The film used three live B-17's in this production.. During the take off sequence before the Leipzig mission, the film shows several planes preparing to take off. As each plane taxis past the camera, the camera captures a unique nose art image.. It is also apparent that the base paint used to cover over the existing artwork does not match the olive drab color of the plane. It is easy to detect that each plane has it's nose art atop a swath of paint that did not match the body. The nose art that they depict in this film lacks the creativity and visual impact of the actual art created during the war by primary nose art artist, Tony Stark who was a member of the 8th Air Force's ground crew. See more »
Buzz Rickson (Steve McQueen) is a B17 command pilot that has become so enamored with his role in the war he cannot fathom life now that it's conclusion is inevitable. As a B17 pilot, he has status, power, and excitement. What will civilian life hold that can possibly compare?
Buzz's co-pilot (Robert Wagner)is the exact opposite; a man hoping to simply survive the war and resume his life. Originally awed by the demeanor and flying skills of Buzz, the aircraft commander, he comes to realize that Buzz, the man, is a pathetic loser who has no place in civilian life.
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