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Director:
Writers:
Arthur Hailey (screenplay) &
Hall Bartlett (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
13 November 1957 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It Builds to the Tensest 50 Minutes in the History of the Screen!
Plot:
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... See more » | Full synopsis »
NewsDesk:
Leslie Nielsen: 1926 - 2010
 (From IMDb News. 28 November 2010, 9:55 PM, PST)

User Reviews:
"But I've never flown a bucket like this before!" See more (47 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dana Andrews ... Lt. Ted Stryker

Linda Darnell ... Ellen Stryker

Sterling Hayden ... Capt. Martin Treleaven
Elroy 'Crazylegs' Hirsch ... Capt. Bill Wilson
Geoffrey Toone ... Dr. Baird

Jerry Paris ... Tony Decker
Peggy King ... Stewardess Janet Turner
Charles Quinlivan ... Harry Burdick

Patricia Tiernan ... Mrs. Joan Wilson (as Carole Eden)

Steve London ... First Officer Walt Stewart
Jo Ann Wade ... Treleaven's Baby Sitter
Ray Ferrell ... Joey Stryker (as Raymond Ferrell)
John Ashley ... TV Singer

Willis Bouchey ... British Army Doctor
Robert Stevenson ... Air Traffic Controller
Maxine Cooper ... Sick Plane Passenger
Mary Newton ... Plane Passenger with Rosary Beads
David Thursby ... Whitmond - the Argo Fan
Will Sage ... Vancouver Radar Controller
Noel Drayton ... Vancouver Control Man
Will J. White ... Vancouver Policeman (as Will White)
Fintan Meyler ... Hysterical Woman

Hope Summers ... Mrs. Summers
Larry Thor ... Vancouver Radio Dispatcher
Richard Keith ... Station Manager
Russell Thorson ... Vancouver Flight Dispatcher
Arthur Hanson ... Reporter
Roy Gordon ... Frank Graham
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Woody Chambliss ... Whitmond's Drinking Buddy (uncredited)

William Conrad ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Duane Grey ... Plane Passenger (uncredited)
S. John Launer ... Vancouver Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
James Maloney ... Plane Passenger (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
Katherine Warren ... Mrs. Purdy - Landlady (uncredited)
John Zaremba ... Passenger with Sick Wife (uncredited)
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Directed by
Hall Bartlett 
 
Writing credits
Arthur Hailey (screenplay) &
Hall Bartlett (screenplay) &
John C. Champion (screenplay) (as John Champion)

Arthur Hailey (teleplay "Flight Into Danger")

Produced by
John C. Champion .... producer
Hall Bartlett .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Ted Dale 
 
Cinematography by
John F. Warren (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John C. Fuller 
 
Production Design by
Boris Leven 
 
Set Decoration by
Ross Dowd 
 
Makeup Department
Steve Drumm .... makeup artist
Kay Shea .... hair stylist
Lillian Shore .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Lee Lukather .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Buddy Messinger .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Tom Coleman .... property master
Ben Mantz .... sketch artist
 
Sound Department
Lyle Figland .... sound recordist
Charles Grenzbach .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Norman O'Skeete .... special effects
Al Henley .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Morris .... camera operator (uncredited)
Gene Polito .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eddie Armand .... wardrobe (as Eddie Armand Scheffer)
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ted Dale .... conductor
 
Other crew
Newt Arnold .... assistant to producer
Wink Blair .... executive secretary
Harold Cope .... technical advisor
Joan Eremin .... script supervisor (as Joan Eremin Buck)
Paul Mantz .... night aerial footage (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
81 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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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:
Factual errors: 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:
Lt. Ted Stryker:[enters the cockpit] Oh doctor, the stewardess said...
[Stryker sees the pilot and co-pilot seats empty and the plane on automatic pilot]
Lt. Ted Stryker:BOTH pilots?
Dr. Baird:Can you fly this airplane and land it?
Lt. Ted Stryker:Not a chance!
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Movie Connections:
Remade as Airplane! (1980)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Gliss JumpSee more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
"But I've never flown a bucket like this before!", 22 August 2009
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Arthur Hailey co-scripted this adaptation of his "story" (actually his play, the uncredited "Flight Into Danger") along with director Hall Bartlett and producer John C. Champion about an airliner crippled mid-flight when the crew and most of the passengers are stricken from bacteria-laced fish. Dana Andrews plays a war-scarred ex-fighter pilot haunted by his record in WWII who is the only person aboard adequately prepared to land the plane; he gets his radio instructions via land from Sterling Hayden, who just happened to be Andrews' wartime adversary! Mediocre in all aspects, but still thoroughly engrossing and enjoyable. The plot and characters should be recognizable to fans of the 1980 satire "Airplane!"...however this one is already spoofy as all get-out (though it doesn't mean to be), starting with that grave narration. Linda Darnell's role as Andrews' estranged wife and reluctant co-pilot is a scream (she has no faith in her nervous husband, yet near the finish glows with wifely pride). Andrews and Hayden act it to the hilt, while the dialogue becomes entrenched in a kind of quotable inanity ("He can't land that plane in this soup!"). Nothing to take seriously, but fun nevertheless. *** from ****

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