Cinema: The New Pictures, Mar. 6, 1950

Chain Lightning (Warner) opens Hollywood's cycle on jet aviation with a great rush of supersonic hot air. Its jets fly much faster (1,400 m.p.h.), higher (90,000 feet) and longer (four hours plus) than any jet-propelled fighter yet announced by the U.S. Air Force. With Humphrey Bogart as a devil-may-care test pilot, its heroics are built to scale.

As the picture would have it, Manufacturer Raymond Massey's experimental wonder, the JA-3, will soon be outmoded by a model with a detachable escape cockpit. Bogart falls in with Massey's greedy plans to publicize the...

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