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Zero Hour! (1957)

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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 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

Both Steve London and Jerry Paris, besides having the last names of famous cities, went on to join Robert Stack's famous series The Untouchables (1959)/. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Baird first checks on Joey, he asks Joey to stick out his tongue, but Dr. Baird never looks down his throat, only checking his eyes. See more »

Quotes

[observing an outbreak of food poisoning sweeping the plane]
Stewardess Janet Turner: What is it, doctor? What's going on?
Dr. Baird: I'm not sure. Unless... what was it we had for dinner tonight?
Stewardess Janet Turner: Well, we had a choice. Steak or fish.
Dr. Baird: Yes... I remember. I had steak. What did he have? The co-pilot?
Stewardess Janet Turner: He had fish.
Dr. Baird: All right. Now we know what we're up against. Every passenger who ate fish for dinner on this plane will become ill within a half-hour after consumption.
Stewardess Janet Turner: Why?
Dr. Baird: I'm very certain now that it has to do with the fish. There seems...
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Remake of Flight Into Danger (1956) See more »

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Played by Billy Regis Band (as The Billy Regis Band)
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I first saw this on television (on the afternoon "Million Dollar Movie") in the Boston area when I was a kid.
9 October 2000 | by (Granby, CT) – See all my reviews

I first saw this on television (on the afternoon "Million Dollar Movie") in the Boston area when I was a kid, and I loved it. I thought that it was better than "The High and the Mighty".

When "Airplane came out in 1980, I tried telling my friends that it was based almost exactly on "Zero Hour", but no one believed me -- they all thought that "Airplane" was based on "Airport". It is difficult to watch this movie now without thinking of Airplane, but it is still great.


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