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1. Miss Grant Takes Richmond
Director: Lloyd Bacon
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Average Customer Review: 4.43 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars 3.5 maybe
Lucille Ball stars as an inept secretary who is hired to work as the receptionist at a crooked real estate company -- this gal's so dumb she couldn't possibly figure out what the real racket is, think the thugs. However, her character has hidden talents, not the least of which is the ability to win a man's heart. (The man in question being William Holden, who's running the bookie joint behind closed doors.) A slight, but enjoyable screwball comedy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wm. Holden in Lucille Ball's funniest pre-I Love Lucy movie
If you were wondering why big Hollywood star William Holden showed up on a classic episode of "I Love Lucy," the answer would be this 1949 film. Lucille Ball plays secretary Ellen Grant, who is hired by a bookie gang headed by Dick Richmond, played by Holden, with the Civil War serving to set up the cute title. Miss Grant is supposedly less than bright and so the idea is she will serve as an innocent front for their real-estate office, while the real business happens in the back. The problem is that Miss Grant is not as dumb as she looks and she becomes quite concerned about the homeless. The next thing Dick knows he is promoting a low-cost housing project. Of course Dick and his cronies play with the books and steal all the money, leaving Miss Grant to take the rap. This farce is a perfect vehicle for Lucy and Holden, who had been making mostly westerns, shows he can do light comedy. Directed by Lloyd Bacon, a lot of the credit for "Miss Grant Takes Richmond" belongs to the writers, Nat Perrin, Devery Freeman and Frank Tashman who keep everybody loaded with crisp dialogue and flip remarks. Lucy also has some physical comedy gags involving construction equipment and mud. This might not be a great comedy but I certainly do not see much wrong with it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Lucy at her best!
Once again Lucy shows her expertise in comedy. The way she portrays herself as a student trying to get a diploma cracks us up. I think she was great .

5-0 out of 5 stars Lucy did it again
Lot's of laughs and love in this particular Lucille Ball film. I think Lucy took the movie by 5/10 , meaning she stole the movie from the begining. With her smart talks and crazy ideas she did it again. I have never seen a Lucille Ball movie I did not like. In "Miss Grant takes Richmond" she takes the job of beauty, good looks, but no brains for the front desk of the Richmond Realty. With her the Richmond Realty will no longer have the cops to worry about. But the help of Miss. Grant. I recomend this movie to any Lucille Ball fan, and to a great evening of big laughs and more laughs.

4-0 out of 5 stars BILL AND LUCY
The lives and livelihoods of a group of bookies are shaken up by a silly secretary in this underworld farce. Using a real estate front to cloak their illegal affairs, the bookies hire receptionist Ellen Grant to complete their "respectable" facade......Eventually, Ellen wisens up (much to their surprise and chagrin) to the tailor-suited sharks swimming around her! A charming, literate comedy which foreshadowed Ball's talents to amuse. As Holden's seemingly ditzy secretary, Lucy turns out not to be so dumb after all. The plot is clever and the Ball/Holden team is a winner. Janis Carter, James Gleason, and old Warner Bros. standby Frank McHugh deliver delicious performances. This period was when Lucille Ball was going thru a transformation in her largely unrewarding career as "Queen of the B's". At 38, Lucy had appeared in dozens of roles, but little of much consequence. A critic - whose name escapes me at the moment - once stated about La Ball in the forties "She's a giant in a jungle of pygmies; nobody understands her talent". ... Read more


2. Jungle Captive
Director: Harold Young
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Average Customer Review: 2.33 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars Junkle Craptive
I'm sorry. I hate to say it, because I am a Universal Monsters junkie. But this is the nadir of Universal's horror output. It is much more like a PRC cheapie than one from Universal.
A budget *slightly* bigger than PRC might have employed is evident, but hardly anything monster-related happens until the last five minutes. And then it's a predictable 'so-what?'. Jungle Captive is something of a police procedural, when it doesn't just consist of IOWA (Idiots Out Wandering Around).
The cast includes no one of note, which also hurts a great deal. Rondo Hatton as a movie's marquee draw is not the stuff of which Hollywood classics are made. So we are left with the pulchritude of Vicki Lane (prettier even than Acquanetta but without even her acting abilities), and she is covered in black fur sometimes (but not often, and not until late). Jungle Captive's molasses-like narrative is beyond the capacity of her finely-formed features to save.
There were problems with each of the first two movies in the Ape Woman trilogy (Captive Wild Woman's stock footage and Jungle Woman's leaps in logic and inability to better copy Lewton's formula), but they retain a great deal of silly charm all the same. This one is just plain dull.
Horror was for all intents and purposes dead and buried, until the nuclear age spawned new terrors for damsels to be carried off by. (Woo-hoo!! Giant spiders!!!)
(Did I use enough parentheses in this review?)
P.S. I'm really very sorry. Please don't revoke my Universal Monsters Club Card.

3-0 out of 5 stars Attack of the "B" People.
This is the final entry in the "Ape-Woman" trilogy from Universal's fright factory. To nobody's surprise, this isn't cinematic art. As a thriller with a modest budget, it serves the purpose. The dark-eyed Acquanetta is gone, and Vicky Lane replaces her as Paula Dupree, the woman with the simian alter-ego. (As if anyone knows Vicky Lane). In a smart move, one of our favorite "B" people, Rondo Hatton, is present as Moloch, Stendahl's assistant. Hatton suffered from a disfiguring bone disease, and he played horror roles without makeup. He is the brute killer with a yen for the attractive young woman the insane Stendahl (Otto Kruger) uses as a captive blood donor to pump the inert Ape-Woman full of human blood. The Ape-Woman is revived and dreadful death ensues amid typical '40s cliches. The spooky fright makeup appears in several scenes. The hirsute she-beast is truly a shambling nightmare. Classic horror fans will have fun with the quasi-werewolf story combined with Frankenstein elements. Serious collectors of classic horror need this one. Don't think about it, just enjoy the nonsense. ;-)

2-0 out of 5 stars Low grade horror film
This is a low grade horror film so bad it's entertaining. Last of the Paula the ape woman trilogy it's not as dull as "Jungle Woman" and not as mechanical or loaded with stock shots as is "Captive Wild Woman" One of my guilty pleasures. ... Read more


3. Brute Force
Director: Jules Dassin
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Jules Dassin's brooding, brutal drama about a prison wound to thebreaking point by a sadistic captain of the guards is a classic film noir as wellas one of the greatest prison films ever made. Burt Lancaster (in only his third film but already commanding the screen like a pro) is the savvy prison veteran whose clashes with Hume Cronyn (the ambitious guard with a god complex) land him first in solitary then in the claustrophobic drain pipe, a muddy, airless work detail that slowly kills every man assigned to it. With the help of his cellmate buddies and former gangland boss Charles Bickford he hatches a plan to break out, but Cronyn has his own plans for the unbreakable prisoner. Dassin's oppressive prison is thick with atmosphere: cavernous buildings and halls that echo with the footsteps of inmates and the clanking of bars, overcrowded cells that seem to close in on the men, a busy machine shop where the film's most memorable scene takes place--the ruthless assassination of a stoolie in a pounding metal press. Cinematographer William Daniels, a master of Hollywood's soft-focus glamour, creates a harsh, hard-edged look for the film, softened only by looming shadows. A sense of doom hovers over everything, culminating in an explosive finale, but the barbaric, brutish violence hangs in the air long after the film is over. --Sean Axmaker ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Intense and fraught with fear
Burt Lancaster stars in this tough, grim noir-drenched prison flick, in which a sadistic prison guard (a young Hume Cronyn) manipulates tensions and weaknesses to produce an explosive situation. The film's liberal message butts up against its obligatory "crime never pays" ending; the convicts are sympathetic, but doomed from the word "go." A little stagey and lurid, but overall tense and suspenseful -- the ending is a real nail-biter. Recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Hammer
There's a feverish undercurrent to this prison film that occasionally erupts into outright delirium ( the prison break, the interrogation scene). As delivered by Director Jules Dassin and screenwriter Richard Brooks, the film's anti-fascist message is put in your face, not in your lap. Still it's exciting stuff, except for the draggy domestic scenes that are meant to humanize the cons, but instead disrupt the film's relentless pace and super-charged atmosphere. Burt Lancaster gives a career performance, while Hume Cronyn is surprisingly effective as the sly Nazi-like warden. There are many notables in the supporting cast, especially Art Smith as the humane but feckless doctor and Sir Lancelot as his calypso assistant. I suspect there's a provocative parable lurking somewhere in the subtext, something about the inability of liberals (the old warden and the doc) to contain the brute impulse it takes to keep people in prison. This is revealed at film's end when the camera dollys back to reveal the doc behind office bars and speaking toward the camera, then we know the movie is about more than a bunch of desperate convicts breaking through prison walls. Despite its many flaws, this stark melodrama keeps coming at you with the mesmerizing force of an uplifted hammer and should not be missed.

3-0 out of 5 stars What happened with the closed caption subtitles?
Love this movie. A brilliant film by master Dassin! But this DVD was a gift for a deaf friend! Yeah... I know... I didn't read the cover guidelines. Anyway, I think one of the best things of DVD are the multiple languages or caption subtitles. Image must do something.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Dark Look At Prison Life
Brute Force is a surprisingly tough look at life in a prison, given the time when it was made. Burt Lancaster stars as an inmate who plans his escape to be with his critically ill girlfriend, Ann Blyth. He enlists the help of his cellmates and an older, experienced inmate, Charles Bickford. Standing in their way is a brutal, ambitious guard played very well by Hume Cronyn. There are a number of great scenes in the movie, including Cronyn's beating of an inmate to the sound of classical music, and the death in a giant press of an inmate that informed. The performances are good, the film moves at an excellent pace, and the ending surprised me somewhat, again given the time that it was made. Brute Force is a very good movie.

5-0 out of 5 stars Raining Force!
The film opens in the pouring rain at a prison. The proceedings are advanced by an electric cast including Lancaster, Bickford, Cronin, John Hoyt, Whit Bissell, Art Smith and Howard Duff. In the finale, when Lancaster learns who the pidgeon really is...the look on his face will send chills up your spine...No dialogue is needed. Bleak and almost surreal! ... Read more


4. Johnny One-Eye
Director: Robert Florey
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5. T-Men
Director: Anthony Mann
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Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars
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Anthony Mann was a poverty-row director with ambition when he transformed this story of undercover Treasury agents (based on a collection of true cases) into a moody, alienated drama about two lawmen living a shadowed life in the underworld where a blown cover means death. Square-jawed Dennis O'Keefe, a former leading man turned beefy B movie tough guy, and Alfred Ryder star as the titular T-men who take over a counterfeiting investigation when their predecessor is killed, posing as street thugs to infiltrate their way into the gang and living the dangerous life of the gangster to the hilt. The documentary-style realism, with its authoritative narrator, location shooting, and stock-shot interludes of shuffling papers and laboratory testing, is given a nightmarish dimension with stark sets lit in claustrophobic shadows, creating an abstract, eerie emptiness. Penned by John C. Higgins (who wrote Mann's previous film, Railroaded!), and shot by the brilliant cinematographer John Alton, T-Men is raw in comparison to the smoother, more handsome studio noirs such as The Maltese Falcon and Out of the Past. Saddled with often awkward dialogue and hackneyed narration, this low-budget gem derives its power from the brutal violence (often offscreen but no less unsettling for it) and spare style, and the desperation in the hard faces of the unglamorous actors. Mann, Alton, Higgins, and star O'Keefe reteamed for the moody Raw Deal the next year. --Sean Axmaker ... Read more

Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars Film noir classic
Anthony Mann with no budget and not much of a script creates a terrific little thriller. There are simply classic sequences thanks to some brilliant cinematography.

The film is very episodic and does not realy hang together, but some of the shots are superb. The opening murder of an informant has one of the bext scenes where a murderer literally is absorbed by the darkness. The execution in the steam room is filled with horror. Anthony Mann showed all his potential as a director with this little B film. It is throughly recommended.

4-0 out of 5 stars UNEXPECTED NOIR GEM ON DVD
VCI Entertainment, a small video company in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is releasing DVDs of "RAW DEAL" and "T MEN," two forgotten noir B movie classics directed by Anthony Mann.

Allegedly taken from a closed Treasury Department file (the "Shanghia Paper" case), "T Men" (1947) is a clever crime drama that's shot in a documentary style for added realsim. The meticulously detailed set-up is kind of slow going, but the payoff is gangbusters (literally). Dennis O'Keefe and Alfred Ryder are Treasury agents who go undercover, disguised as mobsters, to infiltrate a ring of Detroit based liquor cutters known to be using bogus revenue stamps. The gang's savage leader has already killed a fellow T Man. For the agents, there is almost a perverse emphasis on how they must shut down all normal human feelings to successfully accomplish their missions -- even to the point of standing by while a fellow agent is executed in cold blood. There's no question about the dark noir terrain in this terrific little thriller that is all the more effective thanks to John Alton's brilliant, precise, geometrically composed cinematography.

A surprisingly gripping film with a stunning climax. Definitely worth considering if you're looking for those forgotten noir gems.

4-0 out of 5 stars An overlooked B-movie crime thriller
If and when you see this film, ignore the tiresome, moronic narration at the beginning and end that was obviously tacked on by the studio, and enjoy the middle 96% of this tough, well-made, B-movie classic. Before he found fame as a director of westerns, Anthony Mann directed shoestring-budget B-crime thrillers, of which T-Men is the best (better than Raw Deal, much better than Railroaded.) The pseudo-documentary approach combines with John Alton's brilliant underlit noirish cinematography to create a potent brew; engaging, almost mesmerizing. You hate to see the story come to an end. A B-movie masterpiece, one of the great ones of the forties.

5-0 out of 5 stars Mann/Alton team exceed themselves in this noir gem
Starting with what must have been a standard postwar script praising the feds (this time, the treasury department), the team of director Anthony Mann and director of photography John Alton turned this into one of the most memorable and seminal films of the noir cycle. The budget was shoestring but their love for their craft must have been extraordinary, because shot after shot triumphs as a little cinematographic wonder -- an object lesson in how to let pictures talk. As T-Men Dennis O'Keefe and Alfred Ryder plunge deeper into the counterfeiters' world, the action becomes increasingly edgy and violent, belying the syrupy patriotic music that puts us to sleep every time we flash back to Washington, D.C. As good as Mann's (and Alton's) other films can be, T-Men shows off their talents to exhilarating advantage. This is a must-see -- even a must-buy -- for anybody interested in this unparalleled and unforgettable decade of film history.

4-0 out of 5 stars An Unknown Gem!
What starts out as another Hollywood movie promoting the FBI and other government law enforcement agencies quickly becomes a hard-hitting film noir that exposes the underbelly of an undercover government agent. Dennis O'Keefe and Alfred Ryder must become as bad as the villians they are after in order to infiltrate a ruthless gang of counterfeiters. Watch for Charles McGraw in one of his most sadistic roles as Moxey - the thug who loves to inflict pain. A little known classic by Anthony Mann (who directed all of those great 1950's Jimmy Stewart westerns). ... Read more


6. Long Night
Director: Anatole Litvak
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Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars The Long Night
This was a very cool film. Henry Fonda did an excellent job as a man who is hiding from the law. Vincent Price plays the guy that gets killed by Henry Fonda at the very beginning. Almost the entire film is flashback, which explain why Fonda is in this predicament in the first place, and how it came to be that he killed Price. A great suspense movie.

4-0 out of 5 stars 1947 FORGOTTEN NOIR GEM
Henry Fonda is Joe Adams, a man pinned inside his third floor apartment after gunning down a mysterious magician Vincent price. Joe's fractured memories are told in an intricate web of flashbacks that reconstruct the events leading up to the murder. Barbara Bel Geddes plays the third corner of the tragic, complicated and mesmerizing love triangle. Exceedingly mody and atmospheric direction by the masterful Anatole Litvak ("The Snake Pit," "Sorry Wrong Number"). The DVD is a pristine transfer made from a 35 MM nitrate negative. Bonus material includes a gallery of photos and artwork as well as excerpts from Marcel Carne's Le Jour se Leve. (Full Frame, B&W, 68 minutes, Not Rated)

4-0 out of 5 stars the long night
It is wonderful to discover forgotten gems and this is such a title. Too bad the producers, Kino Video, could have taken time to produce better sound. On Chapters #5 & #16 the sound cuts out on front speakers when using surround sound and comes only from the back. Very annoying. Kino Video offer a disclaimer sayin thisis due to the age of the film....bull. It is due to someone cutting out the sound when the film was being reproduced. I hope others will take time to write Kino Video...someone should be horsewhipped. Otherwise the picture quality is super.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good story, GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY
A simple, tightly-told story with amazing art direction, sets and photography. Effective, hammy acting all around adds to the mix to make a very enjoyable short movie. The disc supplements are an entertaining and informative icing on the cake.

4-0 out of 5 stars Underrrated film noir drama.
I liked this forgotten film, i think it is very well directed by Anatole Litvak. Henry Fonda gives a fine performance as the doomed fugutive, who barricates himself in an attic room while the police tries to make him surrender and come out. During the night he thinks back on the events leading up to a murder, and the situation he is in now. Much of the story is told in flashbacks, interrupted by scenes where the police try in different ways to make him come out. Vincent Price plays an evil magician with whom Fonda has a dramatic encounter, Price is both smarmy and unplesent in this role, and he plays very well. Both Barbara Bel Geddes and Ann Dvorak are good in their roles as a naive young girl, and a more down to earth woman. The photography by Sol Polito is very good, giving it a wonderful noir sheen, also the sets by Eugene Lourie are intriguing, giving the film a dark, dirty look, that at the same time is glossy, but filled with low key images that makes shadows on the walls. This was an american remake of a french film by Marcel Carne called Le Jour Se Leve, and it is by no means as inferior as many filmguides might lead you to think, its more dramatic and has more background musik. The original film is intense in a restraind way, more poetic while the remake goes more out for dramatic effects, and is more hard boiled. The Long Night uses almost the same screenplay as in the original, ecept for the ending which is different. The story is grim and gloomy, but i think this is one of the more visually dynamic american films from the 40s, very well directed by Anatole Litvak, no camera tricks were used in the scene where Price performs his magic show, Litvak wanted the actor to learn to make tricks from a real magician, so he could make a realistic magic performence. This film is a minor gem. ... Read more


7. T-Men
Director: Anthony Mann
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Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Film noir classic
Anthony Mann with no budget and not much of a script creates a terrific little thriller. There are simply classic sequences thanks to some brilliant cinematography.

The film is very episodic and does not realy hang together, but some of the shots are superb. The opening murder of an informant has one of the bext scenes where a murderer literally is absorbed by the darkness. The execution in the steam room is filled with horror. Anthony Mann showed all his potential as a director with this little B film. It is throughly recommended.

4-0 out of 5 stars UNEXPECTED NOIR GEM ON DVD
VCI Entertainment, a small video company in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is releasing DVDs of "RAW DEAL" and "T MEN," two forgotten noir B movie classics directed by Anthony Mann.

Allegedly taken from a closed Treasury Department file (the "Shanghia Paper" case), "T Men" (1947) is a clever crime drama that's shot in a documentary style for added realsim. The meticulously detailed set-up is kind of slow going, but the payoff is gangbusters (literally). Dennis O'Keefe and Alfred Ryder are Treasury agents who go undercover, disguised as mobsters, to infiltrate a ring of Detroit based liquor cutters known to be using bogus revenue stamps. The gang's savage leader has already killed a fellow T Man. For the agents, there is almost a perverse emphasis on how they must shut down all normal human feelings to successfully accomplish their missions -- even to the point of standing by while a fellow agent is executed in cold blood. There's no question about the dark noir terrain in this terrific little thriller that is all the more effective thanks to John Alton's brilliant, precise, geometrically composed cinematography.

A surprisingly gripping film with a stunning climax. Definitely worth considering if you're looking for those forgotten noir gems.

4-0 out of 5 stars An overlooked B-movie crime thriller
If and when you see this film, ignore the tiresome, moronic narration at the beginning and end that was obviously tacked on by the studio, and enjoy the middle 96% of this tough, well-made, B-movie classic. Before he found fame as a director of westerns, Anthony Mann directed shoestring-budget B-crime thrillers, of which T-Men is the best (better than Raw Deal, much better than Railroaded.) The pseudo-documentary approach combines with John Alton's brilliant underlit noirish cinematography to create a potent brew; engaging, almost mesmerizing. You hate to see the story come to an end. A B-movie masterpiece, one of the great ones of the forties.

5-0 out of 5 stars Mann/Alton team exceed themselves in this noir gem
Starting with what must have been a standard postwar script praising the feds (this time, the treasury department), the team of director Anthony Mann and director of photography John Alton turned this into one of the most memorable and seminal films of the noir cycle. The budget was shoestring but their love for their craft must have been extraordinary, because shot after shot triumphs as a little cinematographic wonder -- an object lesson in how to let pictures talk. As T-Men Dennis O'Keefe and Alfred Ryder plunge deeper into the counterfeiters' world, the action becomes increasingly edgy and violent, belying the syrupy patriotic music that puts us to sleep every time we flash back to Washington, D.C. As good as Mann's (and Alton's) other films can be, T-Men shows off their talents to exhilarating advantage. This is a must-see -- even a must-buy -- for anybody interested in this unparalleled and unforgettable decade of film history.

4-0 out of 5 stars An Unknown Gem!
What starts out as another Hollywood movie promoting the FBI and other government law enforcement agencies quickly becomes a hard-hitting film noir that exposes the underbelly of an undercover government agent. Dennis O'Keefe and Alfred Ryder must become as bad as the villians they are after in order to infiltrate a ruthless gang of counterfeiters. Watch for Charles McGraw in one of his most sadistic roles as Moxey - the thug who loves to inflict pain. A little known classic by Anthony Mann (who directed all of those great 1950's Jimmy Stewart westerns). ... Read more


8. Jet Pilot
Director: Josef von Sternberg, Jules Furthman
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Average Customer Review: 3.62 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars for the Magnificent Flying Scenes....ONLY!
I have to agree with the previous reviews, if you love the F-86 and other airplanes from that era, you will truly enjoy the flying scenes in this film. They alone, make it worth owning.
It is true that Howard Hughs' passion for flight comes through loud and clear. This film makes you want to run out to the nearest airport and take off on your own. The story line makes no sense at all, but for the pure love of flight...it's worth adding to your library!

3-0 out of 5 stars Great for aircraft, awful movie-
This is a two edge sword, if you are buying it for the aircraft you won't be disappointed.
Lots of T-33s, F-86s and a wonderful sequence of intercepting a B-36 in an F-94 (something that would have required cooperation of the B-36 in real life)
If you love camp, you will also not be disappointed, but as a movie, it is pretty awful, but if you close your eyes until you hear engine noise, it is'nt too bad

2-0 out of 5 stars Great flying scenes, awful movie
The flying scenes in this movie are wonderful. The F-86 was an awsome plane and this movie has plenty of F-86 action. But it barely makes up for the pathetic story line. It's unbelievable and gets down right stupid, definitely NOT one of John Wayne's better movies. I would recommend this movie only to those who really like watching '50's era planes, make sure you have your remote handy.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Camp Masterpiece
This movie refuses to make any sense, but it is a ton of fun to watch. It should be part of any Cold War movie fan's collection (double feature suggestions: The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, Dr. Strangelove). Hilariously sincere claptrap with wonderful production values.

The DVD itself surprised me: the quality of the one I got was excellent - great color, clear sound, nice widescreen version.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic flying scenes
The F-86, IMHO, is the best looking airplane to ever leave the ground. The flying scenes in this movie, of which there are many, with F-86s are fantastic. Knowing that one of them is actually piloted by Chuck Yeager just adds to the enjoyment. Howard Hughes produced this movie and his love of flying comes though loud and clear.

I never buy full-screen DVDs unless the movie is a must-have, as this one is, and it's specs showed it to be full-screen. I was pleasantly supprised to find that it is actually widescreen (1.85:1), as clearly marked on the holder and label, so the wingtips of the F-86s don't get clipped off.

This is my kind of show. I rate it 5 stars (as high as Amazon will allow!). ... Read more


9. Secret Agent X-9 [Serial]
Director: Ray Taylor, Lewis D. Collins
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