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Back from Eternity (1956)

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Bill Lonagan
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Vasquel
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Joe Brooks
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Jud Ellis
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Crimp
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Martha Spangler
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Pete Boswick
Adele Mara ...
Maria Alvarez - Stewardess
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Tommy Malone
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A South American plane loaded with an assortment of characters crash lands in a remote jungle area in the middle of a storm. The passengers then discover they are in an area inhabited by vicious cannibals and must escape before they are found. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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30 MINUTES TO LIVE - Head-hunter Drums grew louder in the jungle and a condemned criminal held 9 lives in his hands. See more »

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19 February 1957 (West Germany)  »

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Zurück aus der Ewigkeit  »

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Barbara Eden's movie debut. See more »

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" If there were more people like you . . there would be less people like me "
7 January 2010 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The long list of great movies attributed to Robert Ryan span from here to eternity and beyond. This film which is among his best is entitled " Back From Eternity. " It tells the story of a group of nine passengers traveling aboard a plane destined for remote locations. Unfortunately, the plane is forced to crash in the uncivilized, headhunter jungles of South America and the audience becomes more acquainted with the passenger list as they are exposed to indigenous danger. Robert Ryan is Bill Lonagan, the tired, world weary veteran pilot, who dreams of a place in the sun. Rod Steiger plays Vasquel, a condemned man facing the gallows. Keith Andes is Joe Brooks, the ever stalwart Co-Pilot. Gene Barry, Fred Clark, Jesse White and Jon Provost add definite color to the cast as does Anita Ekberg, Phyllis Kirk, Louise Melhorn, Beulah Bondi, Martha Spangler as the Stewardess. Each have reasons to live and a couple the courage to die. In between we learn just how deep convictions are and what we believe is not what we expect from appearances. Rod Steiger gives a sterling performance which should have earned him an Academy Award. The film has a certain panache worthy of a Classic and we who view it should be fortunate to have seen it. Recommended to any looking for a great movie.****


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