A C-47 transport plane, named the Corsair, makes a forced landing in the frozen wastes of Quebec, and the plane's pilot, Captain Dooley, must keep his men alive in deadly conditions while waiting for rescue.
Plot #1 is the love triangle between two guys and one girl as they grow into adults and affiliate themselves in the new aircraft industry. Plot #2 is aircraft evolution from the days of Wilbur and Orville Wright to just prior to WWII.
William A. Wellman
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »
I noticed that one of the reviews complained about the quality of the print on the DVD for this film. I saw it on YouTube instead...and the print was also pretty poor as well. Not sure if there's a better copy out there somewhere.
Russ (Joel McCrea) is a man of simple wants and needs. He works part of the year as a lumberman and the rest of the time he digs clams for a living. However, when he is told that the auto assembly plant in the big city pays great wages, he goes there to earn the money to buy an outboard motor for his clam-digging boat. But his new buddy Benny (Eddie Bracken) warns him that many folks come to the city for a short-term job but end up staying. Naturally, this foreshadows Russ falling in love and getting married to Rita (Ellen Drew)...and his dreams of returning to the countryside seem distant...if not gone forever. On top of that...Rita has absolutely no interest in living in the woods.
Overall, this is an okay film. It does give you a glimpse at the tail end of the Depression...which is unusual as most films give viewers the impression there never was a depression! But the story provides nothing that exciting or interesting...and it's a decent time-passer and nothing more.
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