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Aviation film with an early Van Heflin performance...
FLIGHT FROM GLORY is a rather generic title for a programmer that is reminiscent of another aviation story that came two years later with a bigger budget and bigger stars--ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS.
And yet, it's a tightly constructed drama that gives early exposure to VAN HEFLIN, as a pilot who likes to drink too much, but who lands a job flying planes over the Andes even though he's newly married to bride WHITNEY BOURNE. Running the decrepit fleet of planes is ONSLO STEVENS, a man who doesn't fly the planes himself but who is a strict manager responsible for sending a group of down-on-their-luck men to almost certain death.
CHESTER MORRIS gets top billing as a man who's perceptive enough to realize that Whitney Bourne should never have come to the God forsaken airline and who forms an intimate association with her after trying to discourage her from liking him too much, since she's married to Heflin.
There's a strong ending with Stevens getting his comeuppance and a nice finish for Morris and Bourne.
Summing up: Interesting aviation drama worth watching mainly for the performances of Van Heflin and Onslo Stevens.
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