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Universal's Air Cadet stars Stephen McNally as the obligatory tough topkick, here assigned to whip a bunch of green pilots into shape. McNally's hard-nosed attitude is rooted in his past: he still feels guilty over having lost so many buddies in World War 2. A climactic crash-and-rescue sequence solves many of McNally's problems-and, incidentally provides director Joseph Pevney an opportunity to hide the film's budgetary deficiencies by lensing the sequence at night. Hardworking Universal contractee Rock Hudson is billed seventh, as simply "Upperclassman". Air Cadet is at its best during its aerial sequences, evocatively lensed by Clyde Da Vinna. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Gail Russell
as Janet Page
Alex Nicol
as Joe Czanoczek
Charles Drake
as Capt. Sullivan
Rock Hudson
as Upper Classman
Peggie Castle
as Pat
James Best
as Jerry Connell
Parley Baer
as Maj. Jim Evans
Richard Long
as Russ Coulter

Crew

Joseph Pevney
Director
Aaron Rosenberg
Producer
Clifford Stine
Cinematographer
Joseph E. Gershenson
Composer (Music Score)
Russell Schoengarth
Editor
Edward Ilou
Art Director
Bernard Herzbrun
Art Director
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