Starring William Holden, Grace Kelly and Frederick March this big screen version of James H Michener's Korean War novel was released just a year after the official end of the war. Aided by the US navy the film is a tribute to the Korean fliers and rescue teams sent behind the lines to rescue downed pilots. Holden is a Panther pilot who's mission is to bomb the heavily defended bridges at Toko Ri, Grace Kelly is his understandably worried wife and Frederick March his surrogate father. Director Robson does a great job, the flying sequences are superb, the tactics accurate and the special effects are the very best for it's time. There is also excellent support from Micky Rooney, Charles McGraw, Robert Strauss and Earl Holliman. Holden insisted that the original downbeat ending be retained which probably had something to do with his own brother's death in the Second World War. If you're interested in the Korean war, aircraft carriers, helicoptors or first generation jet fighters then this film is for you. Incidentally, the aircraft carrier used, USS Oriskany, was sunk as an artificial reef off the coast of Florida in 2006.