Some movies require an awful lot of suspension of disbelief. In this one, you have to believe in a passenger plane where the windows open, and where the co-pilot would be daft enough to stick his head and hands out the window (in the midst of a raging blizzard in mid-flight); you also must believe that there are super-observant folks on the ground, hearing the motor of a aircraft, know to call Amalgamated Aircraft to tell them that there's a lost aircraft buzzing around the Idaho skies; and you must believe, that stalwart Robert Armstrong just happens to have a bunch of good buddies who can whip up a landing strip just a few miles away from our lady in distress. There are many others (particularly in the last 15 minutes). Somebody could have fun whipping up a list.
But one really should just watch the movie. This is a pretty strong B, with good performances by Robert Armstrong (subdued here) and Sally Eilers, playing a nice gal who falls for the spoiled son of her airline's head. The emotional arc of the story (and there is a strong one) gets a viewer through the parade of plot and technical absurdities. Worth seeing -- and, incidentally, Eiler's performance in the ending scenes of the movie are worthy of Joan Crawford or Bettie Davis highlight reel.
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