Colbert's last film for Paramount after a 16-year career was a disappointment. She was 40 at the time and MacMurray was 38 and neither felt right playing these roles, which were surely designed for younger thespians. MacMurray is a pilot who goes above and beyond the call of duty by
aiming his fighter-bomber directly at a Japanese ship and letting go of the bombs as the plane hits the vessel. While in his crash dive, MacMurray talks about what he'd rather be doing--working at his desk for the typewriter company owned by Kellaway and walking through Central Park with "Peggy."
His last words are monitored by Navy radio and then sent out to the Home Front where the ci...