Toward the Unknown (1956)

Genres - Adventure, Drama, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama  |   Release Date - Oct 20, 1956 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 115 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

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.



aerial, Air-Force, barnstorming, brainwashing, capture, confidence, flight, friendship, honor [recognition], mistake, navigation, officer, opposition, partner, pressure, pride, prison, redemption, respect, rocket, romance, secretary, self-confidence, test-flight, test-pilot, transfer, fear, forces [military], unknown