Fighter Attack (1953)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Combat Films  |   Release Date - Nov 29, 1953 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Director Leslie Selander invests the Allied Artists "special" Fighter Attack with the same energy that he'd previously applied to his many westerns. Set during World War II, the film concerns an effort to destroy a Nazi supply depot. Though he's flown enough missions to be sent home, squadron leader Steve (Sterling Hayden) insists upon leading the offensive--and, on cue, is shot down behind enemy lines. Rescued by resistance fighters (Joy Page and J. Carroll Naish), Steve becomes the "inside man" for his squadron, laying the groundwork for the destruction of the German supplies. Fighter Attack was pleasingly filmed in the two-color Cinecolor process, as were many Monogram/Allied Artists "A"s of the period.

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war, airborne, resistance, tour-of-duty, barnstorming, Italy, mission [quest], Nazism, underground [counterculture], wound [injury]