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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

714 antwortet nicht  »

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Trivia

Linda Darnell, who played Ellen Stryker, was actually married to an airline pilot in real life at the time the movie was filmed. See more »

Goofs

When Ted Stryker is flashing back to his men crashing their planes into the ground, the scenes show planes with German insignia on their wings. Stryker was in the Canadian Air Force. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Baird: Our survival hinges on one thing - finding someone who not only can fly this plane, but didn't have fish for dinner.
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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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