Toward the Unknown

Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/2011
  • UPC: 883316341308
  • Original Release: 1956
  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Presentation: Remastered
  • Time: 1:55:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 26,829

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Holden Maj. Lincoln Bond
Lloyd Nolan Brig. Gen. Bill Banner
Virginia Leith Connie Mitchell
Charles McGraw Col. "Mickey" McKee
Murray Hamilton Maj. [Bromo] Lee
Paul Fix Maj. Gen. Bryan Shelby
James Garner Maj. Joe Craven
L.Q. Jones Lt. Sweeney
Karen Steele Polly Craven
Bartlett Robinson Sen. Black
Malcolm Atterbury Hank
Ralph Moody H.G. Gilbert
Maura Murphy Mrs. Sarah McKee
Carol Kelly Debby
John Day Stranger
Rad Fulton Pilot
Don C. Harvey Bartender
William Henry Air Police Captain
Bob Hover
Les Johnson
Nelson Leigh Chaplain
Jon Provost Joe Craven
Autumn Russell Harriet
Bob Stratton Jim
Will J. White Air Police Sergeant
Jean Willes Carmen
Technical Credits
Mervyn LeRoy Director, Producer
John Beckman Art Director
Lay Beirne Jr. Screenwriter
Robert Crawford Songwriter
Leo K. Kuter Special Effects
Lt. Beirne Lay Jr. Screenwriter
Moss Mabry Costumes/Costume Designer
Harold Hal Rosson Cinematographer
William H. Ziegler Editor
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