Jet Pilot Movie Review 1957

Information and Film Reviews for Jet Pilot the Movie

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An American Air Force colonel (Wayne) in charge of an Alaskan Air Force base falls in love with a defecting Russian jet pilot (Leigh). They marry, but Wayne suspects Leigh is a spy planted to find out top U.S. secrets. He pretends to defect with her back to Russia to see what he can find out, but they again flee. Ludicrous plot is saved only by spectacular flying scenes, some performed by Chuck Yeager. Although this was filmed in 1950, it took seven more years to be released because producer Hughes couldn't keep his hands off it.

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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 112 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Adventure Drama, Airborne, Red Scare, Cold War Spies
Cast
John Wayne, Janet Leigh, Jay C. Flippen, Paul Fix, Richard Rober, Roland Winters, Hans Conried, Ivan Triesault
Cinematography
Winton C. Hoch
Director
Josef von Sternberg
Producer
RKO, Howard Hughes, Jules Furthman

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