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Jet Pilot (1957)

Jet Pilot (1957)

Jet Pilot




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Howard Hughes produced this tale of an American Air Force colonel (John Wayne) in love with Russian defector Janet Leigh.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Romance, Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jules Furthman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 10, 2000


Janet Leigh
as Lt. Anna Marladovna ...
John Wayne
as Col. Jim Shannon
Jay C. Flippen
as Maj. Gen. Black
Paul Fix
as Maj. Rexford
Richard Rober
as George Rivers
Roland Winters
as Col. Sokolov
Hans Conried
as Col. Matoff
Ivan Triesault
as Gen. Langrad
John Bishop
as Maj. Lester Sinclair
Perdita Chandler
as Georgia Rexford
Joyce Compton
as Mrs. Simpson
Denver Pyle
as Mr. Simpson
Elizabeth Flournoy
as WAF Captain
Jack Overman
as Sergeant
Louis Austin
as Saleswoman
Vincent Gironda
as Muscle Man
Armand Tanny
as Muscle Man
Ruth Lee
as Mother
Phil Arnold
as Bellboy
Tom Daly
as Hotel Clerk
Keith McConnell
as Bartender
Nelson Leigh
as FBI Man
Vince Gironda
as Muscle Man
Al Murphy
as Waiter
Harry Lauter
as Sergeants
Joey Ray
as Waiter
Allen Matthews
as Headwaiter
Gene Roth
as Sokolov's Batman
Jimmie Dime
as Russian Security Man
Paul Bakanas
as Russian Security Man
Michael Mark
as Russian General
Gene Evans
as Airfield Sergeant
Bill Erwin
as GAC Sergeant
Richard Norris
as Russian Interrogator
Dave Ormond
as Russian Interrogator
Bill Yeager
as Captain
Joan Jordan
as WAC Sergeant
Joan Whitney
as WAC Sergeant
Sylvia Lewis
as WAC Corporal
Paul H. Frees
as Lt. Tiompkin
Don Haggerty
as Sergeant
Carleton Young
as Technical Sergeant
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Critic Reviews for Jet Pilot

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 6, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Sternberg uses the espionage and counter-espionage of Jules Furthman's screenplay to depict the mysteries of relationships

Full Review… | September 6, 2009

The only way to enjoy this Hughes-Wayne propaganda vehicle is as high camp (Janet Leigh realizes the Soviet System doesn't work when doorknobs come off)--it's a footnote in Josef von Sternberg's career.

Full Review… | May 27, 2006

Audience Reviews for Jet Pilot


The legendary talents of producer Howard Hughes, director Josef von Sternberg and actor John Wayne combine to bring a thrilling and often humorous Cold War adventure to the screen, accentuated by outstanding aerial photography and thunderous action sequences.
The special effects in this film are quite convincing in spite of its age. Of course, the US Air Force helped everywhere needed to make the picture seem real.
Wayne and Janet Leigh are especially good together as are the usual cast of colorful characters who help pad out the storyline.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

John Wayne plays an Air Force Col. Jim Shannon who gets a surprise landing at his base by none other Janet Leigh (who was not overly convincing as a Russian Soviet Pilot because not once does she even give the least hint of a Russian accent.) The air force wants to get information out of her and give John Wayne the job. She proves to be a tough nut to crack so they decide to deport her but the Duke has fallen for her and knowing that they cannot deport the wife of an American Citizen, he marries her only to find out after they are married she is a spy and it's all just a Russian plot to get information to take back to the mother land.

Deb S

Super Reviewer

The movies you find flipping through channels. Im not a big John Wayne fan, but he did a decent job in this. Janet Leigh did a good job in it. The dialogue was a bit cheesy at times. It was good enough to keep watching it, but not one I would watch again.

Ali D

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