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Jet Pilot (1957)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Romance | 1 October 1957 (USA)
Air Force Colonel Jim Shannon is tasked to escort a defecting Soviet pilot who is scheming to lure Shannon to the USSR.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... Col. Jim Shannon
Janet Leigh ... Lt. Anna Marladovna Shannon / Olga Orlief
Jay C. Flippen ... Maj. Gen. Black
Paul Fix ... Maj. Rexford
Richard Rober ... FBI Agent George Rivers
Roland Winters ... Col. Sokolov
Hans Conried ... Col. Matoff
Ivan Triesault ... Gen. Langrad
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Storyline

Air Force Colonel Shannon is assigned to escort defecting Soviet pilot Anna. He falls in love with her, but she is scheming to lure him back to the USSR. But Shannon has a scheme of his own. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Düsenjäger See more »

Filming Locations:

Riverside, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

John Wayne would later recall, "The final budget was something like four million dollars. It was just too stupid for words." See more »

Goofs

When the fighter breaks off after the radar intercept, the markings on the plane are backwards (flipped film). See more »

Quotes

Lt. Anna Marladovna Shannon: [screaming at Jim] Give me back my pants!
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Crazy Credits

Some prints open with the RKO Radio logo, others with the Universal-International logo. See more »

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Referenced in Le Pan prima della Pan (2015) See more »

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not bad
7 March 2004 | by kyle_furrSee all my reviews

I don't see why so many people hated this film, i actually sort of liked it. It's much better than several other John Wayne movies like The Sea Chase and Blood Alley. This was Joseph Von Sternberg's last film and he didn't like it either. This was made in 1950 but wasn't released until 1957. It stars off with a landing on an air force base and the pilot turns out to be Janet Leigh. The air force just want to get information out of here and give John Wayne the job. Wayne falls in love with her pretty quickly but you don't know about Janet Leigh. The air force find out she's a spy and are going to deport her but John Wayne marries her first. The air force doesn't like it but decides to send John Wayne over to Russia to get information out of them. John Wayne is good as usual and Janet Leigh is very sexy in this movie, just watch the first scene in John Wayne's office, you'll see what i mean.


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