This second-echelon Humphrey Bogart vehicle casts Bogie as a bomber pilot who becomes a free-lance flyboy after the war. Eleanor Parker, Bogart's wartime love, is now the secretary of aircraft manufacturer Raymond Massey. Partly out of an effort to link up with Parker again, Bogart signs on as a test pilot for Massey's firm. Richard Whorf, Massey's safety supervisor, dislikes Bogart's grandstanding. When Whorf is killed, Bogart feels responsible. He volunteers to test Whorf's experimental escape device by flying at high-speed. The test is a success (though it's nip and tuck for a while), and Bogart survives for a final clinch with Parker. Completed in early 1949, Chain Lightning was held back from release until 1950; it was Humphrey Bogart's final Warner Bros. film.~Hal Erickson
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Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
There's drama with Eleanor Parker and Bogart trying to adjust after the war. Interesting storyline regarding the development of jet engines though. The DVD itself is okay as far as quality. No closed captioning and reformatted for TV screens which makes it a lesser product for me. Probably only worth buying if you are collecting Bogart DVDs.
a movie to my collection. this one is fair, although very much to the code of the day. another interesting take on the early development of the jet airplane. bogie is the hero and gets the girl, who he left years before during ww2.