Release dateMay 1955 (1955-05) WriterJohn D. Klorer, N. Richard Nash CinematographyWilliam H. Clothier, Harry J. Wild CastDale Robertson (Lee Gannon), Frank Lovejoy (Brad Cantrell), Evelyn Keyes (Virgie Rayne), Robert Arthur (Skippy McGuire), Nancy Gates (Mary Ross), Paul Fix (Maj. George French) Similar moviesThe White Orchid (1954), King of the Grizzlies (1970), The Bridge in the Jungle (1970), The Blazing Forest (1952), Arctic Fury (1949)
On top of the world 1955
Top of the World is a 1955 American adventure film directed by Lewis R. Foster and written by John D. Klorer and N. Richard Nash. The film stars Dale Robertson, Evelyn Keyes, Frank Lovejoy, Nancy Gates, Paul Fix, Robert Arthur, and Peter Hansen.
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Unable to fly jet missions at his age, Major (soon promoted to Lieutenant Colonel) Lee Gannon is reassigned from a California air base to a weather station in Alaska, against his wishes. He perks up on learning that ex-wife Virgie now owns a nightclub in Fairbanks.
Gannon reports for duty to Major Brad Cantrell, who explains to a skeptical Gannon how vital the weather situation is, apparently in a remote region near the North Pole that could be vulnerable to a Soviet air attack. Lieutenant Mary Ross, who handles public relations, is in love with Cantrell, but he has become attracted to Virgie and plans to marry her.
Virgie reveals a dark secret about her marriage with Gannon, then accuses Cantrell of sending her former husband on a dangerous mission just to get him out of the way. Stationed on a large block of drift ice far north of Alaska, Gannon and his men are at great risk as the floe melts and rescue planes are unable to land. Cantrell pilots a glider to rescue the men, with Gannon volunteering to be left behind, then stages a daring return trip. Gannon realizes he still loves Virgie, and a relieved Mary realizes she hasn't lost Cantrell.
Dale Robertson as Maj. Lee Gannon
Evelyn Keyes as Virgie Rayne
Frank Lovejoy as Maj. Brad Cantrell
Nancy Gates as Lt. Mary Ross
Paul Fix as Maj. George French
Robert Arthur as Lt. Skippy McGuire
Peter Hansen as Capt. Cochrane
Nick Dennis as Master Sgt. Cappi
Russ Conway as Col. Nelson
William Schallert as Capt. Harding
Peter Bourne as Lt. 'Johnny' Johnson
David McMahon as Brownie
Marya Marco as Koora
William H. Clothier said he used an Arriflex 35 camera to shoot scenes in the film.
Composer Albert Glasser composed the music to the film.
Top of the World was released in May 1955, by United Artists.