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Zero Hour! (1957)

Approved  |   |  Thriller, Drama  |  13 November 1957 (USA)
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A routine flight turns into a major emergency as passengers and crew succumb to food poisoning - is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane? If that sounds vaguely familiar, it's... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ellen Stryker
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Capt. Martin Treleaven
Elroy 'Crazylegs' Hirsch ...
Capt. Bill Wilson
Geoffrey Toone ...
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Tony Decker
Peggy King ...
Stewardess Janet Turner
Charles Quinlivan ...
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Mrs. Joan Wilson (as Carole Eden)
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First Officer Walt Stewart
Jo Ann Wade ...
Treleaven's Baby Sitter
Ray Ferrell ...
Joey Stryker (as Raymond Ferrell)
John Ashley ...
TV Singer
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British Army Doctor
Robert Stevenson ...
Air Traffic Controller
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Storyline

A routine flight turns into a major emergency as passengers and crew succumb to food poisoning - is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane? If that sounds vaguely familiar, it's because 'Airplane' was a send-up of this forerunner of the 1970s disaster movie.. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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It Builds to the Tensest 50 Minutes in the History of the Screen!

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Thriller | Drama

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13 November 1957 (USA)  »

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714 antwortet nicht  »

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Trivia

The flight number of the plane in this film is 714. Peggy King, who plays stewardess Janet, was in an episode of Dragnet (1951)), a series that was also known as "Badge 714". See more »

Goofs

In every scene where the radio in the plane is used, the characters are directed to listen with the headsets. In the final scene, Ted Stryker does not use it to listen to Martin Treleaven's congratulations. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Bill Wilson, Pilot: Come on, move up here, you can see better.
[takes out a toy DC-4]
Capt. Bill Wilson, Pilot: Joey, here's something we give our special visitors. Would you like to have it?
Joey Stryker: Thank you! Thanks a lot?
Capt. Bill Wilson, Pilot: You ever been in a cockpit before?
Joey Stryker: No, sir! I've never been up in a plane before!
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Connections

Spoofed in Airplane! (1980) See more »

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Zero Hour
Song and Theme composed by Arthur Hamilton
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If you're an Airplane! fan, you've got to see this film.
3 July 2001 | by (St. Louis) – See all my reviews

I was always told that Airplane! was a take off of the Airport movies of the 70s. It might have been, but the main source for the film was Zero Hour! This film is hilarious if you're a big Airplane! fan. As I watched ZH, I was reciting the same Airplane! dialogue in my head. I've never seen two movies that are so similar. It's quite a hoot!


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