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The Flying Missile (1950)

Fictional account of the role played by a somewhat impetuous US Naval commander in developing the first means of launching missiles from submarines.

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Henry Levin
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Cast

Cast overview:
Glenn Ford ... Cmdr. William A. Talbot
Viveca Lindfors ... Karin Hansen
Henry O'Neill ... RAdm. Thomas A. Scott
Carl Benton Reid ... Dr. Gates, USN
Joe Sawyer ... Quartermaster 'Fuss' Payne
John Qualen ... Lars Hansen
Anthony Ross ... Adm. Bradley
Harry Shannon ... Vice-Adm. Williams
Ross Ford ... Crewman Chuck Davis
Zachary Charles Zachary Charles ... Crewman Mack (as Zachary A. Charles)
Jerry Paris ... Crewman Andy Mason
Kenneth Tobey ... Crewman Pete McEvoy
Paul Harvey ... Gen. Benton, USA
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Fictional account of the role played by a somewhat impetuous US Naval commander in developing the first means of launching missiles from submarines.

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Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Flying Fish See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The guided missiles are U.S. Navy's KGW-1 missiles, later redesignated LTV-N-2, developed from V-1 Buzz Bombs created by the Germans in WWII. They may have been used in the manner shown in the movie for Operation Downfall, the invasion of Japan to end WWII. See more »

Goofs

After finally abandoning his canes and braces, Cmdr. Talbot, on the first Test Mission, has toured the submarine and tells the Admiral "it's good to walk through the ship again, Sir". A submariner would not have referred to a submarine as a "ship", rather, he would have called her "the boat". See more »

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Kind of dull, actually.
21 March 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Despite the presence of Glenn Ford, "The Flying Missile" is an awfully dull film. And, although the title makes it sound as if it's a sci- fi movie, it isn't.

The film is a boring story about some folks on a sub who insist that they learn to incorporate missiles onto their ship. But, this isn't done so they all go to missile training school. Along the way, their commander (Ford) strikes up a relationship with a not particularly interesting lady.

During the course of this film, you'll see a lot of stock footage that is often crappily assembled. For example, you'll see a Bearcat airplane without a large droptank (for fuel)--yet when it's in mid- air, it has one. And, when it lands, it's missing. Also, you'll see a V-2 style missile become some other sort of missile after it's launched! And, a jet chase plane, in some shots, sports propellers!! Talk about sloppy and indifferent to continuity.

So, what you have is a dull film with worthless footage. Need I say more?


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