John Wayne and Janet Leigh star in the thrilling and often humorous Cold War adventure Jet Pilot produced by Howard Hughes (Hell’s Angels) and directed by Josef von Sternberg (Blonde Venus). Wayne gives one of his most commanding performances as a high-flying American Air Force colonel who is sent by the Pentagon to obtain top secret information from a Russian lady pilot (Leigh). e two eventually fall in love and, with their marriage as a perfect cover, the colonel is ordered to flee to Russia with his bride – this time with him posing as a defector. When the political charade is discovered, however, the courageous couple embarks in a dangerous flight to freedom in a heart-pounding escape with enemy agents in hot pursuit.

Wayne, the embodiment of American values, sticks to his guns, but temptation and duty can sometimes be hard to reconcile…

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