Reporter Terry Brewer goes to the Los Angeles airport to say goodbye to his sweetheart, airline hostess Rita Moore. He notices G-Man Mike Phelan among the passengers and assuming Phelan is ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob White
Johnny Martin
Howard Phillips ...
Autumn Day (as Winifred Shaw)
Mary Treen ...
Agatha Ormsby
Mike Phelan - aka Roger Johnson
Ramon Duval (as Gordon Elliott)
Nedda Harrigan ...
Mrs. Katie Tristo
John Kelly ...
Kid Couch
Joe Cunningham ...
Ronald DeWitt
Charley Foy ...
Steve Fanning (as Charles Foy)
Spencer Charters ...
Henry Staeger


Reporter Terry Brewer goes to the Los Angeles airport to say goodbye to his sweetheart, airline hostess Rita Moore. He notices G-Man Mike Phelan among the passengers and assuming Phelan is on the trail of a criminal, decides to go along to get a story. When the plane makes a stop in New Mexico, passenger Mrs. Tristo buys a hunting knife from an Indian. Late that night, a shadowy figure approaches the sleeping Ramon Duval and plunges a knife into his heart. Phelan assumes charge of the situation and begins to question the passengers. Wanda Terrell, who is wanted-fugitive Killer Madsen in drag disguise, holds up Phelan and announces he is now running the show. He orders pilot Bob White to head the plane to Evansville, Indiana, Masden's hometown. When Rita offers Masden a cup of coffee, which includes a powerful sleeping potion, the suspicious Masden exchanges cups with co-pilot Johnnie Martin who passes out. The annoyed Masden knocks out pilot White and Rita is forced to take over the ... Written by Les Adams <>

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Release Date:

28 November 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fugindo nos Ares  »

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The airplane in the film is a Ford Tri-Motor. 199 were built between 1926 and 1933. It was the first all-metal commercial passenger airliner and saw service throughout the world. Although the corrugated aluminum skin was extremely robust, it contributed to significant drag that hampered the plane's performance. It was soon outclassed by the Douglas DC-2 and Boeing 247. See more »


Biplanes are shown in flight sent to rescue the passengers and crew, but when two land, they are monoplanes. See more »


Mrs. Katie Tristo: How much?
Albuqerque indian: Three dollars.
Mrs. Katie Tristo: Three dollars? Why that's terribly expensive!
Albuqerque indian: Good knife, you no want, give back.
Mrs. Katie Tristo: You wont even haggle will you? Someone told me I simply must haggle when dealing with an Indian.
Albuqerque indian: Indian no haggle!
Mrs. Katie Tristo: Very well, I'll take it. Here you are my good man, three dollars.
Albuqerque indian: Nine cents more. Sales tax. Government no haggle either!
Mrs. Katie Tristo: You Indians!
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Smart & Fun Period Gem !
21 March 2016 | by (Clover, VA U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

The setting; A 1930's airliner (a classic Ford Tri-Motor!) on a cross-country flight.

The weather grows worse, with a mid-west dust storm threatening to bring down the aircraft.

Suddenly, the situation becomes much worse with two further complications:

1) A passenger is stabbed to death--while all are sleeping! Whodunit?

2) A notorious gunman, "Killer Madsen" is in disguise on board and fleeing from the law!

The crew and passengers must keep their cool as the weather gets worse and the desperate gunman takes over the aircraft, threatening everyone!

The kicker; The hard-as-nails, gun-pointing 'Killer Madsen' claims that he is NOT the murderer of the passenger !

So the question remains; Who killed the passenger?... ....And Why??

A fast-paced little film with sly, slick and sharp dialogue, great atmosphere, and a LOT of Fun !

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