Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Filmed in Cinecolor, Sabre Jet concentrates as much on a group of jet pilots' wives as on the pilots themselves. As their husbands fly combat missions over Korea, the wives remain behind in Tokyo, waiting, hoping and dreading. The most prominent of the female contingent is Jane Carter (Coleen Gray), the journalist wife of flyboy Gil Manton (Robert Stack). At first resenting her husband's life-threatening work, Jane comes to realize the importance of dedication and sacrifice during wartime. Julie Bishop delivers a strong performance as the wife of downed pilot (Richard Arlen). Sabre Jet is something of a precursor to the 1961 film X-15.
war, airborne, family, barnstorming, jet