I agree with Luis entirely. Show me a contrail shot of a turboprop and I'll say you have something interesting, otherwise its a white line occupying about 3% of the frame and shows us little of value. Show me a jet fighter going in and out of afterburner at contrail height (it makes a very noticeable difference in contrail thickness and visibility) and I'll agree that you have something nice. The only ground-air contrail shot I felt worth looking at was the recent upload of the Concorde-and it would have been more interesting still at Mach 2.2. I expect such a shot might possibly reveal the shock wave, and would likely reveal the development of the contrail at a much greater distance aft of the aircraft. That would be interesting.
Colin, that was Vivian Leigh, I think. She played wifey in several 1950s aviation movies, husky voice and all. Those feeble personal life scenes in great aviation movies drive us all crazy I know, but I'm not sure it would be realistic to leave them out. After all, once on the ground most male homo sapiens stick-actuators are looking for good drink and some good sack time-and I don't mean sleeping. I doubt "political correctness" has changed this scene too much from when I saw it last-hope not anyway.
NonRev-you sure about the B-25 photo plane? Can't remember his name,(Manx?) but there was a famed B-25 photo ship operated out of California for the movie industry for decades. Think I photographed it once or twice, sometime...somewhere. But still, seems an unlikely platform for high altitude flying-and the B-47 shots in that movie-you aren't going to chase that beauty around at FL350 with a B-25, that's fer sure!
Thanks for responding, guys.