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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 »
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NewsDesk:
Leslie Nielsen: 1926 - 2010
 (From IMDb News. 28 November 2010, 9:55 PM, PST)

User Reviews:
This poor movie See more (55 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)

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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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
Like Airplane! (1980), this movie featured an actor portraying a pilot who would be later elected to a sports Hall of Fame. Elroy 'Crazylegs' Hirsch in this movie would be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in Airplane! was elected to the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: The stricken airliner was to land at Vancouver, British Columbia. At one point it was indicated on a map that the Vancouver airport was bordered by dense clusters of apartment buildings and various other civilian structures in close proximity. In reality, the Vancouver airport is situated on an island at the mouth of the Fraser River, is bordered all around by water, and has no such apartment complexes or other civilian structures anywhere nearby.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:
Referenced in Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Gliss JumpSee more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
This poor movie, 18 May 2006
Author: counterrevolutionary from Spokane, WA

I defy anyone to watch this film on its own terms. You sit down in front of the TV with the best will in the world, and then Crazylegs Hirsch asks the little boy if he's ever been in a cockpit before, and suddenly you're rolling on the floor.

What's amazing is how many of the jokes in *Airplane* work even though they parody specific moments in this movie (which fairly few people had seen).

"How about some coffee, Johnny?" "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking." "He's a menace to himself and everything else in the air!" "Stewardess? I think the man sitting next to me is a doctor." "It's a different kind of flying altogether."

I do wonder why they dropped the Jerry Paris character, who seems like he would have been a rich subject for parody.

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