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No Highway in the Sky (1951)
"No Highway" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  21 September 1951 (USA)
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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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Drama | Thriller

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21 September 1951 (USA)  »

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This film is the second pairing of Niall MacGinnis (pilot) and Glynis Johns (stewardess). The first pairing was 10 years earlier in the 1941film "49th Parallel " See more »

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On the flight to Labrador, the wing outside Honey's window keeps appearing and disappearing. See more »

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Marjorie Corder: Miss Tesdale, would you like your coffee in your own seat?
Monica Teasdale: No, put it over here. Oh as a matter of fact, let's go back there where we won't wake anybody no matter how much we talk. That way i can say my prayers if I feel like it.
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Good cast in gripping Nevil Shute story.
13 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Too few of Nevil Shute's great stories found their way into film, and this is one of the better ones. The book, however, is more suspenseful, as the reader wonders whether the transatlantic flight carrying the metallurgical engineer will make it across or crash. In the movie, the suspense is missing, because you know that no studio will allow Jimmy Stewart to die midway through the film. Also, in the book the engineer is a bit of a religious fanatic, and this has understandably been purged from the film. Still, it's a good yarn, well played by Stewart, Marlene, and a very fetching Glynis Johns. The special effects are what you might expect of a movie of this vintage, and a remake, in color and with computer graphics, might be worth doing. Really worth doing would be other Shute novels, like Pastoral, The Chequer Board, and, especially, Trustee from the Toolroom.


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