Jet Pilot
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If Jet Pilot seems hopelessly out of date today, imagine how filmgoers in 1957 reacted when this relic from 1949 was taken off the shelf. Many, many years in the making due to the maniacal tinkering by producer Howard Hughes (who reportedly lost $4 million on it - a massive sum back then), the film was deemed unreleasable upon completion; only when Universal-International took over distribution of a handful of RKO Radio productions did it finally see the light of day. John Wayne stars as an air force colonel stationed in an Alaskan outpost only 40 miles or so from the Soviet Union. Wayne is… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Sternberg uses the espionage and counter-espionage of Jules Furthman's screenplay to depict the mysteries of relationships"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Camp value only. Poor Sternberg!"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Despite its drawbacks and its overall silliness, I most heartily recommend Jet Pilot."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A major disappointment."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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