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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
EXCITEMENT and SUSPENSE 18,000 Feet Over the Atlantic!
21 September 1951 (USA)
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Also Known As:
No Highway in the Sky
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(Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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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
The airplane is described being powered by piston engines, the sounds, the cockpit area, the flight engineer's controls are made to look like a piston engine airplane of that era. Yet, the engine nacelles on the airplane are that of a turbojet or turboprop. That is, a jet engine with a propeller. See more
The scientist says the plane is going to crash, the captain says it's not. Your vote doesn't count because you have to side with the captain which means it's a tie.
[the propellers slow
He seems to be saving fuel.
He wouldn't do that without a reason.