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Flight Into Danger (1956)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Thriller  -  3 April 1956 (Canada)
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A small planes pilot must take the controls of a large passenger plane when the pilots fall victim to food poisoning.

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A small planes pilot must take the controls of a large passenger plane when the pilots fall victim to food poisoning.

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This Canadian Broadcasting Company drama went out live on April 3, 1956 to instant acclaim. A kine-scope was rebroadcast in August 1956 due to viewer demand to see it again. Hollywood took notice and the same script was used for an episode of the NBC series "The Aloca Hour" in September 1956. This version was so well received by the viewing audience and critics alike that Paramount released a feature film version in 1957 and later a CBS made-for-TV version called "Terror in the Sky," before the story was spoofed in "Airplane!" See more »

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Plot Filmed several times.
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Flight into Danger (1956) was the first to use this plot of passengers getting food poisoning on a flight. Next came Zero Hour (1957) and it was Zero Hour which starred Dana Andrews. He was not in Flight into Danger. In 1971 Terror in the Skies came along with Lief Ericson.

And finally in 1980 the wacky, wonderful, Airplane blessed us all with it's release. A lot of movie buffs claim Airplane was based on Flight into Danger, or Terror in the Skies. But according to IMDb it was Zero Hour as explained in this IMDb Quote: "The makers of Airplane! (1980) bought the rights to Zero Hour! (1957) to remake it. Much of the movie Airplane! (1980) is similar to Zero Hour! (1957) including using the same dialog."


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