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The Panther played a prominent role in the 1954 movie Men of the Fighting Lady
Men of the Fighting Lady is a 1954 Korean War drama film starring Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon, Keenan Wynn, and directed by Andrew Marton. The screenplay was written by Harry A. Burns. The original music score was composed by Miklós Rózsa.-Synopsis:...
(also known as Panther Squadron
). The F9F was featured in the flying sequences in the 1954 movie The Bridges at Toko-Ri
The Bridges at Toko-Ri is a 1954 film based on a novel by James Michener about a naval aviator assigned to bomb a group of heavily defended bridges during the Korean War. It was made into a motion picture by Paramount Pictures and won the Special Effects Oscar at the 28th Academy Awards...
, although in the 1953 James A. Michener
James Albert Michener was an American author of more than 40 titles, the majority of which were sweeping sagas, covering the lives of many generations in particular geographic locales and incorporating historical facts into the stories...
novel upon which the movie was based, the main character flew a McDonnell F2H Banshee.