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Strategic Air Command VHS
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Strategic Air Command is a 1955 Technicolor American film starring James Stewart and June Allyson, and directed by Anthony Mann. This Paramount Pictures release was the first of four films that depicted the role of the Strategic Air Command in the Cold War era. This would be Stewart and Mann's last collaboration and third of three movies that paired Jimmy Stewart and June Allyson, the others being The Stratton Story and The Glenn Miller Story.Free upgrade to first class mail.
Demonstrations of classic military tactical procedures and excellent footage of vintage aircraft (like the rare B-36), combine here to give viewers a cold war primer on the Air Force's defense capabilities, circa 1955. Former World War II pilot James Stewart is called out of retirement to assist in the strengthening of the Strategic Air Command, the new bomber forces that are America's first line of defense against the Russian nuclear threat. Wife June Allyson sits at home and frets over her husband's devotion to duty, while Harry Morgan lends a hand on the aircraft. Through Stewart, director Anthony Mann takes us on an ersatz tour of the elite Air Force operations that safeguarded America at the time. Unless you're interested in the aircraft of the day or stateside propaganda techniques during the cold war, Strategic Air Command tends to be a bit of a yawner. --Mark Savary
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But life is not without it's challenges. After the birth of his first child and following serious foul-up during one of the flight tests, Dutch finds himself in a particular situation but there will be no spoiler alerts here.
I made the decision to purchase this movie because I relish in the thought of not being too old to discover your true purpose in life and that is what this movie offer's.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
The Blue Ray edition is absolutely first rate, I can't imagine the quality could have been any better in the initial first theater release.
A Cold War drama but very true about our reservist today being recalled back to military service.
The picture is done in the VistaVision format with the big "stars" being the vintage Cold War aircraft used during the mid 1950's by the US Air Force Strategic Air Command. Aviation lovers will get a lot flying time in this movie. Good story with good acting and direction.
There is some action in the film, basically centering on the training that aircrews must perform to keep their skills keen. The movie is a bit dated, because the bombers they fly are 1950's vintage, such as B-36 and B-47.
Overall, the movie balances between drama between the pilot and his wife, with interesting action. I would recommend watching this movie if you want some drama mixed with action scenes
bombing scenes or aerial combat. Many of the issues facing airmen then we're still prevalent when I was in during the late 70's. I recommend the movie and it has some great scenes of the B-36 and B-47 aircraft.
I'm a nerd about some things, and I bought this simply because there are fantastic shots of B-36's and B-47's in it! For that - This is a very good movie! In context with the time it was made it was probabaly a really good movie, but in modern context comes up short.
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