Plot & Details
Lippert Productions' Air Strike is grounded for most of its 63 minutes by its skintight budget. The much-awaited aerial sequences, many of them lifted from newsreel and training footage, are far more fascinating than the film's cliched plot. You know the story: Navy commander Richard Denning, stuck with a bunch of raw recruits, runs 'em ragged until they emerge as a topnotch jet-attack squadron. Many of the exterior sequences were lensed on location on the US aircraft carrier Essex. Onetime singing star Gloria Jean plays her last movie leading role in Air Strike.