Jack Webb directed his only comedy here from the actual WW II experiences of pilot William Bowers, who also served as screenwriter. The film stars Mitchum as the title character and Webb as Bowers. Together they con everyone on their Army base into believing that they are part of a
special operation. As a result, they get much free time away from the base and are usually found in the company of Nuyen and Hyer. Eventually they get out of the service and go to Hollywood, where Mitchum becomes a big-time studio executive and Webb becomes a scriptwriter.