Another John Wayne
classic arrives on DVD with another all-star cast led by none other
than the Duke himself, John Wayne. The tale focuses on the
relationships of men and women who believe that they may never see
their loved ones again during an intense 13-hour flight from Hawaii
to San Francisco.
The cast truly
features some Hollywood greats from the era which include talented
actors such as Robert Stack, Claire Trevor and Phil Harris. Director
William A. Wellman truly brings the viewer into this title as
relationships between people who would probably never have met in
real life create some definitely intense and emotional scenes. Once
again John Wayne brings this ensemble together and the "everyday"
hero comes to the rescue in classic John Wayne style.
For a film that is over 50 years old, the DVD quality is outstanding
and Paramount have done an impressive job at enhancing the video
quality. One cannot but help appreciate the restoration of both
video and sound, even though the plot is from the days of yesterday
where people could smoke on planes and even smuggle guns onto the
The DVD also comes with a variety of special features such an an
in-depth commentary by Leonard Maltin and William Wellman. There are
also a variety of short featurettes and even the original Theatrical
Trailer. Definitely recommend to lovers of old Hollywood or those
that want to see the Duke in action. Brilliant!