Cinema: Three Rescueteers

Flight from Ashiya. There's something about a soldier. In the movies, there's usually something sappy about a soldier. In this film, worse yet, there's something downright phony about the men of the Air Rescue Service.

Yul Brynner, for instance, looks just right for his role as a crewman on a search plane—after all, he has a built-in radome—but it's hard to put much stock in the character he portrays: a Japanese Polack with a Russian accent and an Arab girl friend (Daniela Gaubert). As for Richard Widmark and George Chakiris, they manipulate their seaplane like a couple of toddlers playing oogah in...

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