Chain Lightning (1950)

1950 | War | Feature

Absolutely routine romance and heroics but with Humphrey Bogart!

Matt Brennan runs into Jo Holloway, the Red Cross girl he romanced in Europe when he was a flyer in World War II, when he is offered a job by jet manufacturer Leland Willis as a test pilot. Carl Troxell, wants to sell an escape cockpit to the Air Force. He wants Matt to stall the presentation of JA-3 the prototype that doesn't include the ejection seat, to give him more time for the experimental JA-4. But Matt doesn't believe it is yet safe enough to try.

I must say right up front that Humphrey Bogart is my favorite film actor of all time. That said, Chain Lightning won't be remembered as one of his best. In "Chain Lightning," Bogart is a World War H bomber pilot hired as a test-pilot who, after the death of his designer friend (Richard Whorf), successfully tries out a newly designed ejection cockpit...

Directed by: Stuart Heisler Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Eleanor Parker, Raymond Massey

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