X-15


1h 46m 1961

Brief Synopsis

An examination of the lives of X-15 rocket-plane test pilots, who put themselves in danger on every test run.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Adventure
Sci-Fi
Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
Washington, D. C., opening: 21 Nov 1961
Production Company
E-C Productions; Essex Productions
Distribution Company
United Artists
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

While participating in the planned launch of an X-15 manned rocket from Edwards Air Force Base, test pilots Matt Powell, Lee Brandon, and Ernest Wilde experience emotional and physical problems which they share with their wives and sweethearts. After setting a world's speed record for a pilot-controlled plane, Lee is killed in a crash while saving Matt's life and guiding the X-15 to a safe landing. Matt himself takes the X-15 into outer space for the final test.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Adventure
Sci-Fi
Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
Washington, D. C., opening: 21 Nov 1961
Production Company
E-C Productions; Essex Productions
Distribution Company
United Artists
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Copyright length: 112 min. Location scenes filmed at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Participation of E-C Productions is unconfirmed.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 1961

Feature directorial debut for Richard Donner.

Released in United States Fall November 1961