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During the Cold War, a Russian jet enters air space over Alaska and is escorted to an American air base. The pilot, Anna Marladovna (Janet Leigh) demands asylum but refuses to provide information on Soviet activities. Col. Jim Shannon (John Wayne) receives orders to befriend Anna in order to win her confidence and gather information. The pilots compete with each other but gradually fall in love. When it appears Anna may be deported, Jim marries her -- only to discover that she may be a spy.

Cast & Crew

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
Joyce Compton
Mrs. Simpson (uncredited)
Denver Pyle
Mr. Simpson (uncredited)
Jack Overman
Sergeant (uncredited)
Kenneth Tobey
Sergeant (uncredited)
Harry Lauter
Sergeant (uncredited)
Gene Evans
Airfield Sergeant (uncredited)
Mamie Van Doren
WAF (uncredited)
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  • Apr 02, 2010
    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.
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  • Oct 05, 2009
    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.
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