Now the trouble is comes from producer Howard Hughes because his finger prints are all over the movie. Much of the filming of flying scenes was done at Edwards using a bomber as a camera aircraft. Not long afterwards, Hughes bought back the film rights, and along with his other pet film, The Conqueror 1956 , he reportedly hugged, kissed, slept with, and watched both films endlessly. The Making of the Great Aviation Films, General Aviation Series, Volume 2, 1989. The New York Times, October 5, 1957. Wayne, however, is smitten by his petite busty blonde, and forcibly marries her, creating conflict between himself and the U.
After that, supervisor of aerial sequences , Furthman, Edward Killy unit production manager , for the model work , and also directed scenes Siegel's weren't used , as did Howard Hughes himself. And you also have to say that most of the scenes he is in are stolen by Janet Leigh, partly because her figure is eye catching but her beauty and playfulness makes you smile. It's clearly the product of Hughes' influence, wanting the best technical crew, the most dynamic actors, the most heroic music, striking cinematography, and boobies. Sometimes these producers hire weak directors that can be molded and bossed around, but sometimes they clash with powerful directors. Her top undies are snowy white, but just short enough to miss being tucked in, emphasizing the pontoon boobery Hughes slobbered to perfect in prior indulgences like 1955 and The Outlaw 1943.
John Wayne's character and other characters wear both the original Army Air Forces uniform and the newer. Aside from making Leigh look great, Sternberg seemed to have developed an interest in the flight photography, which is among the best I've ever seen, including today's films. Jet Pilot was reportedly Howard Hughes's favorite film, one he watched repeatedly in his later years. Anna Marladovna a shapely woman with a flirtatious nature. . The base commander, Air Force Colonel Jim Shannon John Wayne , is surprised to find that the pilot is an attractive woman, Lieutenant Anna Marladovna Janet Leigh.
When she asks for asylum, but refuses to disclose any military information, Shannon is assigned to seduce her. She says that she considered shooting him, then decided that he would be more valuable for his knowledge than the plane would have been. Storywise, there might have been some potential here in setting this up as a cold war thriller. The plot is a bit simplistic and uninspired. Made-for-television movies are distributed in 4:3 small screen.
Universal's laserdisc transfer was apparently one of the rare times the film came out in its original 1. The film went through several directorial changes, after Sternberg's work between October 1949 and February 1950. In one aerial scene, the two lead characters fly a to test a radar approach to intercept a propeller driven bomber. It was filmed in 1951, and not released until 1957. Universal-International ended up distributing Jet Pilot.
Okay so focusing on the storyline for a minute and what we have is this playful romantic drama as Jim and Anna fall in love. Shannon goes home to tell Anna that she is to be imprisoned for years, then deported when she is finally released. Jet Pilot includes an inflight refueling sequence between aircraft flown by a Russian jet pilot and an American pilot that makes Kubrick's sequence look tame. Flippen, Paul Fix, Richard Rober, Roland Winters, Hans Conreid, and Ivan Triesault. Jet Pilot, for all it's great big flaws, is neither a disaster, dud, not unheralded masterpiece. To save his new wife from prison and deportation, Shannon devises a risky plan in this 1957 drama. Air gear aficionados will also appreciate the improved clarity of the flight scenes which feature vintage planes, as well as modified test crafts like the Bell X-1, which was echoed in Philip Kaufman's The Right Stuff 1983.
Most of the scenes involve Wayne and Leigh testing each other, doing rolls, sliding up alongside each other, while we hear their banter over the radio. He learns much about Soviet capabilities from the questions he is asked, while only giving up outdated information in return. Without commercial breaks, the full movie Jet Pilot has a duration of 112 minutes; the official trailer can be streamed on the Internet. For aviation fans, even the aerial scenes were greatly reduced, as much of the principal photography had taken place early in 1950, making Jet Pilot something of a historical curiosity. Wayne and Leigh do have solid screen chemistry, so the Jim-Olga romance isn't improbable - just silly. None of its incarnations were particularly flattering because Jet Pilot was filmed in the pre-widescreen ratio of 1.
But we also get numerous scenes which are dominated by Leigh's shapely figures and her flirtations with Wayne which whilst entertaining are corny. This was also Sternberg's only film in color. All were uncredited as directors or second unit directors. Air Force aviator Jim Shannon, who's tasked with escorting a Soviet pilot Janet Leigh claiming -- at the height of the Cold War -- that she wants to defect. Von Sternberg's use of close-ups forces the huge, attractive faces of the stars to fill the screen, and the clarity of the image and colours is almost hypnotic. However, please contact us if you believe that informative content on this service affects in any way your legal rights.