In this film, _Efrem Zimbalist Jr._ plays a military jet pilot who crashes his plane into the commercial DC-6 piloted by Dana Andrews. About a decade and a half later, Andrews would return the favor as his character's private plane crashed into Zimbalist's commercial jet in Airport 1975 (1974). See more »
When Mike picks up the phone in Kitty's apartment to make a call, the phone has no cord. See more »
Actors don't have mothers. They're the only people on earth who give birth to themselves.
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Music by Sammy Fain
Played when Dale and Anne are at the restaurant See more »
This movie had a lot of things that I enjoy: vintage commercial airplanes, old military airplanes, radios, radar, art, drama, romance, special effects, etc. In some respects, it must have served as a template for future airliner disaster movies. I don't know why, but I really enjoyed the heavy handed use of flashbacks and scenes where there's a close-up of a character, the surrounding lights dim, and we hear the character's private thoughts. Crowded Sky might not be your cup of tea, but it certainly was mine.
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