Jet Pilot

1957

Josef von Sternberg
Director
Universal Pictures
Production Company

Russian pilot/pretty lady Leigh flys to an American airfield to seek asylum. Unwilling to surrender any sensitive data, John Wayne is assigned to seduce the info out of her.

Pretty terrible movie made to showcase the modern US Air Force. Unfortunately Howard Hughes kept tinkering with it, so the film wasn't released until seven years after the bulk of the footage was shot, by which time the jets highlighted were obsolete (D'oh!). Of interest today mainly for watching two great voice actors (Conried and Frees) practice their Russian accents, as well as footage of old jets.

-Dave W.

Vidcaps courtesy Chris Survela



1st October 1957
Cinema






4th November 1957
Cinema





Jet Pilot
4th April 2000
DVD




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John Wayne
Colonel Shannon
Janet Leigh
Anna
Jay C. Flippen
Major General Black
Paul Fix
Major Rexford
Richard Rober
FBI Agent George Rivers
Roland Winters
Colonel Sokolov
Hans Conried
Colonel Matoff
Ivan Triesault
Gen. Langrad
Phil Arnold
Bellboy
John Bishop
Major Sinclair
James Brown
Sergeant
William Bryant
Radar Monitor
William Bryant
Radar Monitor
Perdita Chandler
Georgia Rexford
Joyce Compton
Mrs. Simpson
Tom Daly
Hotel Clerk
Bill Erwin
Sergeant
Gene Evans
Airfield Sergeant
Elizabeth Flournoy
WAF Captain
Paul Frees
Lt. Tiompkin
Fred Graham
Sergeant
Don Haggerty
Sergeant
Lamont Johnson
Sergeant
Mike Lally
Waiter
Harry Lauter
Sergeant
Ruth Lee
Mother
Nelson Leigh
FBI Agent
Herbert Lytton
FBI Agent
Mike Mahoney
Corporal
Michael Mark
Russian General
Keith McConnell
Bartender
John Morgan
Lieutenant
Alberto Morin
Russian Guard
Richard Norris
Russian Interrogator
David Ormont
Russian Interrogator
Denver Pyle
Mr. Simpson
Joey Ray
Waiter
Ric Roman
Guard
Gene Roth
Sokolov's Batman
Jack Shea
Military Policeman
Kenneth Tobey
Sergeant
Rick Vallin
Sergeant
Mamie Van Doren
WAF
Smoki Whitfield
Henry
Biff Yeager
Captain
Buck Young
Sergeant
Carleton Young
Technical Sergeant in Palmer Field control tower