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Back from Eternity (1956)

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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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19 February 1957 (West Germany)  »

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Zurück aus der Ewigkeit  »

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Barbara Eden's movie debut. See more »

Goofs

Rena is told she will be driven to L.A. to catch a plane to South America. Thomas Malone meets his son at this Los Angeles airport then drives away; a stranger following him. Yet the next day's newspaper report of his death states that he was found near Detroit's Municipal Airport after driving from the airfield. See more »

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A Very Decent Airplane Movie
23 July 2003 | by (Waterford,Michigan) – See all my reviews

This might be considered a B movie, but it is in a word very entertaining. The cast of different characters and portrayals of those roles are very well done. The movie sets you up for what is about to happen and then plunges you full throttle into the story. It is every bit as entertaining and full of drama as the later Airport movies of the 1970's. In fact, in many ways this is much better. It is very fun to see Jesse White in a role other than the Maytag repair man. The same can be said for actors Fred Clark, Jon Provost, Gene Barry and the rest who were more famous for other roles. You have to love Rod Steiger's character. He is definitely the most interesting in the movie. It is a nice little movie in character studies and how they deal with a forced landing in a jungle clearing with a cannibal tribe nearby. This movie stacks up to the airport and other flight disaster movies quite well. I first saw this as a teenager and I never forgot it, especially when the decision had to be made to see who stayed behind and especially who made the decision. For this being a B movie it is still very first rate and gets an A in viewing pleasure.


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