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No Highway in the Sky (1951)
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An aeronautical engineer predicts that a new model of plane will fail catastrophically and in a novel manner after a specific number flying hours.

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Theodore Honey is an aeronautical engineer being sent to Labrador from London to examine the wreckage of a new passenger plane designed by his company. His theory is that the planes are susceptible to metal fatigue after a specific amount of time in the air. The absent minded Honey boards the Reindeer class plane and only realizes that this plane is due to fail in the next few hours after the plane is airborne. He decides to warn the crew and creates an incident regardless of whether he is right or wrong. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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EXCITEMENT and SUSPENSE 18,000 Feet Over the Atlantic!


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21 September 1951 (USA)  »

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No Highway in the Sky  »

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Jimmy Stewart worked alongside Fred Jones, a scientist (Boffin) from R.A.E Farnborough to get into character. Fred Jones was the lead wreckage analyst on the true life Comet disaster, mirroring the film. See more »

Goofs

Landing gear cannot be retracted while plane is on the ground (has weight on its gear). See more »

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Marjorie Corder: The altitutde, Miss Teasdale, sometimes causes a highly nervous state in certain passengers. I'm sure it had that effect on Mister Honey for a while but he's quiet now.
Monica Teasdale: That's more than I am. There's about to be another passenger on this plane in a highly nervous state.
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An Interesting Film
10 January 1999 | by (Great Neck, NY, USA) – See all my reviews

This is one of James Stewart's lesser known films made during the post WWII period when Stewart was unsure what direction his Hollywood career would take him. I recently discovered this film on cable and found it to play somewhat like a long "Twilight Zone" episode where Stewart's character who is a scientist tries to convince the pilot of a transatlantic flight that the airline's structure will collapse and that everyone will be killed unless they turn back. Fine performances by Stewart and the supporting cast make this a watchable film.


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