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Sabre Jet(1953)

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The opening credits of the viewed print were incomplete. Production credits were obtained from publicity billing contained in U.S. Copyright records. An insignia reading "Department of the Air Force United States of America" appears before the title, and indicates that the film was made in cooperation with the U.S. Air Force. Opening credits also included the following written foreword: "This picture is dedicated to the Air Force wives who shared their men with a world made desperate by the most brutal aggressor in history." The film was shot on location at Nellis Air Force Base, NV.
       Publicity information in copyright records contains the following information about the production: The original story was inspired by a newspaper or magazine article about the wives of U.S. Air Force pilots; U.S. Air Force pilots appear in the film; and the film contains footage of actual Korean War aerial battles. Although Motion Picture Herald lists the release date as September 4, 1953, news items in Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Examiner noted that the film's premiere was on October 23, 1953. Although the film's credits listed Color Corp. of America for color type, various reviews listed Cinecolor Corp., which was the company's original name. Discrepancies are also evident in Hollywood Reporter's reporting of the dates of the production schedule. Although an May 8, 1953 Hollywood Reporter production chart lists the film as having been in production for 13 days, a March 15, 1953 production chart lists that date as the first day of production. The October 24, 1953 Los Angeles Examiner news item noted that the premiere included a ceremony with a U.S. Air Force band and that other members of the military were in attendance.