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Jet Over the Atlantic (1959)

Assorted people board a plane with a fire bomb in its luggage hold.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Brett Murphy
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Jean Gurney
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Stafford
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Mme. Galli-Cazetti
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Lord Robert Leverett
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Ursula Leverett
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Mrs. Lanyard
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June Elliott
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Maria
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Dr. Vanderbird
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Miss Hooten
Frederick Worlock ...
Dean Halltree
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Mr. Priestwood
Cindy Lee ...
Young Miss Lanyard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rebeca Iturbide ...
Stewardess
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Storyline

FBI man Stafford is extraditing convicted killer Brett Murphy from Spain to the USA. At the last minute, Murphy's fiancée, entertainer Jean Gurney, finds he's been taken and slips on the plane. Unknown to them, a suicidal passenger has a fire and gas bomb in his luggage. As time ticks away, minor dramas are played out on board. Then the pilots succumb to the fumes, and the only available substitute is Murphy. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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plane | bomb | fire bomb | pilot | usa | See All (23) »

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PANIC IN THE SKIES! (original ad - all caps) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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4 November 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

High over the Atlantic  »

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1.37 : 1
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The 'jet' airplane referenced in the title is in actuality a propeller craft, explained in the film as a 'turboprop'. See more »

Soundtracks

WHAT WOULD I DO WITHOUT YOU
Music by Louis Forbes (as Lou Forbes)
Lyrics by Jack Hoffman
Sung by The King Sisters
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Enjoyable but utterly ridiculous!!
5 February 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

During the 1950s, there were several very similar airplane disaster films that preceded the HUGE air disaster craze of the 1970s ("Airport", "Airport 1975" and several other spin-offs). "Zero Hour" (1958), "The High and the Mighty" (1954) as well as "Back from Eternity" (1956) are just a few of the films that preceded "Jet Over the Atlantic"--so this isn't exactly the most original of films. But, in spite of this, is it worth seeing?

The plot for "Jet Over the Atlantic" is completely ridiculous. First off, it's not a jet but a turboprop plane. Much crazier is that the plane is deliberately sabotaged by a crazy man on-board (George Macready) and the pilots are overwhelmed by fumes and there's only one man who can fly the plane...a convicted murderer (Guy Madison) who is being taken back to the States to be executed!!! Can it get any more ridiculous?! YES...waiting on the runway is a guy who can provide the killer an alibi and prove he didn't commit the killings!!!!

Despite being utterly ridiculous, the film is quite entertaining and well made. But at times, it seems a bit more like "Airplane" than "Airport"!


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