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Top of the World (1955 film)

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Director  Lewis R. Foster
Music director  Albert Glasser
Country  United States
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Adventure
Language  English
Top of the World (1955 film) movie poster
Release date  May 1955 (1955-05)
Writer  John D. Klorer, N. Richard Nash
Cinematography  William H. Clothier, Harry J. Wild
Cast  Dale 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 movies  The 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.

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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.

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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
  • Filming

    William H. Clothier said he used an Arriflex 35 camera to shoot scenes in the film.

    Film score

    Composer Albert Glasser composed the music to the film.


    Top of the World was released in May 1955, by United Artists.


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