Wendell Corey and Forrest Tucker, the Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy of Republic, star as a pair of World War II Army Air Corps officers. In between their battles over the affections of beautiful nurse Vera Hruba Ralston, Corey and Tucker prepare to fly a bombing mission in the South Pacific. Before boarding their B29 Superfortress, Tucker appears to be chickening out, but he’s steadfastly at his cockpit post at takeoff time. For a big-budget war picture, Wild Blue Yonder contains a surprising amount of chorus boy-style singing.
Director: Allan Dwan.
Writers: Andrew Geer (story), Charles Grayson (story), Richard Tregaskis (screenplay).
Stars: Wendell Corey, Vera Ralston, Forrest Tucker, Phil Harris, Walter Brennan, William Ching, Ruth Donnelly, Harry Carey Jr., Penny Edwards, Wally Cassell, James Brown, Richard Erdman, Phillip Pine, Martin Kilburn, Hal Baylor, Joe Brown Jr., Jack Kelly, Bob Beban, Peter Coe, Hall Bartlett, William Witney, David Sharpe, Paul Livermore, Jay Silverheels.
Cinematographer: Reggie Lanning.
Composer: Victor Young.
Here’s a composite version of this rare film by Allan Dwan that is yet to be released officially in DVD or Bluray in the U.S. This version combines footage taken from the 2010 German DVD release as well as other lower quality sources so you will see changes in video and audio quality throughout the film. Many thanks to CadWallander & OCangaceiro @TIK for all the time and work that went into creating this fully uncut version.