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No Place to Land (1958)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Romance | 3 October 1958 (USA)
A cropduster pilot finds himself caught between two women--one who loves him and the other, who doesn't handle rejection well, who's out to destroy him.

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Jonas Bailey
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Iris Lee LaVonne
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Lynn Dillon
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Swede
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Buck LaVonne
Douglas Henderson ...
Roy Dillon
Burt Topper ...
Miles Colby
Bill Ward ...
Chick, Buck's Pal
Whitey Hughes ...
Franklin
Robert Griffin ...
Bart Pine (as Robert E. Griffin)
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Policeman (as Bill Blatty)
Johnny Carpenter ...
Lepley (as John Carpenter)
James Macklin ...
Dr. Christian Carter
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Bill
Patrick Dennis-Leigh ...
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Crop-duster pilot Jonas Bailey (John Ireland)ends his romance with Irie Lee (Mari Blanchard) and, on the rebound and because she is sure Jonas will fight for her, Iris marries Buck Lavonne (Robert Middleton), the wealthy owner of a fleet of crop-dusting airplanes. Her plan backfires when Jonas and his friend "Swede' (Jackie Coogan) take off to find work further north. Forced down on a small airport strip near Holtsville,. they find Roy Dillon (Douglas Henderson)drunk in the field's hangar. Lynn (Gail Russell), his wife, tells them that Dillon will lose a contract with Buck if the local fields are not dusted. She hopes they will stay on,. and tells them about a local doctor named Carter (James Macklin)who may be able to save "Swede's"eyesight, damaged when he rescued Jonas during a plane accident. Iris lures one of her husband's henchmen, Chick (Bill Ward) into telling her where Jonas has gone and she leaves to find him. Buck, in a jealous rage, kills Chick and starts out in pursuit of... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Action | Drama | Romance

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3 October 1958 (USA)  »

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it's so bad it's good!
30 December 2005 | by (midwest USA) – See all my reviews

It's been a while since I've seen this film but I believe that you have to judge it for what it is (or was). First, it is very 1950's. Low budget 'B' movie probably shot and filmed in a matter of days and on a shoe sting budget, in an era when the big studios cranked these things off the assembly line. But what I remember most about the movie is how seductive was Mari Blanchard. You have to see the opening scene of her dancing and flirting around a little diner to music on a juke box. Albeit her character was cheap and bawdy, something comes across on the celluloid that moved me, and I think that had it not been for her untimely death, her career may have really opened up. The movie itself is a love triangle trapped in a stupid little plot, but amidst the backdrop and supposed romance of the crop dusters of the day, which were common in the 1950's, when America was a little more rural and agricultural, and with all the fly-boys returning from WWII and pursuing said nomadic lifestyle. Also, possibly one of the first films to deal with a female stalking a male, maybe not quite in the vain of Fatal Attraction but at least helping blaze the trail a bit. The movie could be described as terrible, but it's so bad that it almost compels you to watch it, like some Ed Wood films were famous for.


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