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Bombers B-52 Details


Karl Malden plays an air force sergeant who is tempted by a better-paying civilian job. Malden's daughter Natalie Wood is in love with a young colonel (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) whom her father regards as an insolent hothead. The younger man proves his worth during jet maneuvers, while Malden decides that he's of more value in the service than as a working stiff. Bombers B-52 has some excellent moments, including a well-staged variation of the obligatory "breaking the news to the pilot's widow" scene. The film earned latter-day notoriety in the 1980s when a prominent movie historian analyzed the script (by Irving Wallace) and found an overabundance of sexual innuendo--including such in-flight dialogue as "She's unable to receive fuel" and "Request jet penetration!" ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Natalie Wood
as Lois Brennan
Karl Malden
as Sgt. Chuck Brennan
Marsha Hunt
as Edith Brennan
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
as Col. Jim Herlihy
Nelson Leigh
as Gen. Wayne Acton
Robert Nichols
as Stuart
Ray Montgomery
as Barnes
Bob Hover
as Simpson
Dean Jagger


Richard Whorf
William H. Clothier
Leonard Rosenman
Composer (Music Score)
Howard Shoup
Costume Designer