Cinema: The New Pictures, Oct. 8, 1956

Toward the Unknown (Warner), which attempts to tell the story of the Bell X2, the Air Force's experimental rocket plane, will probably get a rocket boost at the box office from recent headlines. In July the X-2 set a speed record (1,900 m.p.h.) for manned aircraft. Last month it set the altitude record: 126,000 ft. above sea level. Then it crashed in the desert.

Bill Holden, starring in his first independent picture, is the rocket jockey; and as if it is not hard enough to fly an airplane at 1,900 m.p.h.. the script makes...

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