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

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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
Venetia Stevenson ...
June Elliott
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Maria
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Dr. Vanderbird
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Miss Hooten
Frederick Worlock ...
Dean Halltree
Tudor Owen ...
Mr. Priestwood
Cindy Lee ...
Young Miss Lanyard
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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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Jet-hot action! Jet-hot suspense! Jet-hot thrills! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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4 November 1959 (USA)  »

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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 »

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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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Almost a waste of time.
20 April 2010 | by (Adelaide Australia) – See all my reviews

Barely worth a rating, due to a dreadful script, and some of the worst acting even allowing for the fact that it was made in the late Fifties. I came across this movie on TCM, and when I saw the names of George Raft and Ilona Massey, I knew it was probably going to be a disaster, but pressed on regardless. Although clearly designed as a B film, the plot was not all that bad, and a last chance opportunity for some oldies like Margaret Lindsay and George MacReady to get some work, but the Director blew it very badly. Raft was wooden as usual, Massey was quite pathetic, Virginia Mayo looked like she was regretting not being back at warner Brothers and Guy Madison was lost without his horse. I gave it a 2 mainly for the chance to see some old stars!


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