Cinema: The New Pictures, Dec. 9, 1957

Bombers B-52 (Warner) is a $1,400,000 want ad for Air Force technicians—the ground crews needed to keep 'em flying in the Strategic Air Command. SAC being what it is, a powerful discouragement to missile warfare, audiences might be prepared by recent headlines to take the picture seriously. It therefore comes as a shock when the customer finds himself sniggering through scene after scene, not only at Karl Malden, who gives a funny and often touching performance as a master sergeant, but also at some of the most extravagant recruiting promises that have been...

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