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Toward the Unknown (1956)

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This high-flying thriller utilizes exciting footage of the USAF Thunderbirds in action--an interesting and authentic look into the world of Air Force test pilots. Set at Edwards Air Force base in California, the story centers on a dishonored pilot who is no longer allowed to fly. It seems that as a Korean POW he was brutally tortured and brainwashed until he could bear no more and he eventually cracked. Though it has been many years, he wants to clear his name and fly again. Unfortunately a general fears the pilot could again lose it during the testing of a highly experimental plan. Fortunately, the general's secretary is the former girl friend of the pilot and she convinces the general that he is rock solid. The pilot then sets out to prove it for himself. James Garner made his big screen debut in this film. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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Cast

William Holden
as Maj. Lincoln Bond
Virginia Leith
as Connie Mitchell
James Garner
as Lt. Col. Joe Craven
Charles McGraw
as Col. 'Mickey' McKee
Lloyd Nolan
as Brig. Gen. Bill Banner
Murray Hamilton
as Maj. `Bromo' Lee
Paul Fix
as Maj. Gen. Bryan Shelby
L.Q. Jones
as Lt. Sweeney
Karen Steele
as Polly Craven
Ralph Moody
as H.G. Gilbert
Maura Murphy
as Mrs. Sarah McKee
Bob Hover
as Pilot
Nelson Leigh
as Chaplain
Will J. White
as Air Police Sergeant
William Henry
as Air Police Captain
Don C. Harvey
as Bartender
Cathy Ferrara
as Lucy Craven
Jon Provost
as Joe Craven
Maj. James Wilson
as Chase Pilot
John Day
as Stranger
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