A star-heavy load in this Paramount-produced Korean war drama (1954), with William Holden as a lawyer called back to active service to fly a Navy jet on a deadly mission, while Grace Kelly, ever watchful, ever waiting, plays his stereotypically ornamental 50s spouse. The director is Mark Robson, in transit from his expressive Val Lewtonish beginnings (The Seventh Victim, Isle of the Dead) to the impersonality and commercial overinflation of his later career (Von Ryan’s Express, Valley of the Dolls). Based on a James Michener novel; with Fredric March, Mickey Rooney, Robert Strauss, and Earl Holliman.