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The Flight That Disappeared (1961)

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A cross-country airliner, whose passengers include a nuclear physicist, a rocket expert, and a mathematical genius, is drawn beyond radar range by an unknown, unbreakable force.

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Complete credited cast:
Craig Hill ...
Tom Endicott
Paula Raymond ...
Marcia Paxton
Dayton Lummis ...
Dr. Carl Morris
Gregory Morton ...
Examiner
Harvey Stephens ...
Walter Cooper
John Bryant ...
Hank Norton
Nancy Hale ...
Barbara Nielsen
Addison Richards ...
Sage
Brad Trumbull ...
Jack Peters
Bernadette Hale ...
Joan Agnew
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Helen Cooper
Roy Engel ...
Jameson (as Roy Engle)
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Storyline

A transcontinental flight from Los Angeles to Washington DC, carrying three top scientists, unexplainedly begins a climb to 10 miles up. With all other passengers unconscious, the scientists find themselves in a dimension where time does not exist. There they are put on trial by denizens of the future for their potential involvement in the creation of "the ultimate weapon." Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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...And the "Jury of the Future" delivers the most awesome verdict ever heard by man! (original poster) See more »


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September 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Flight That Vanished  »

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1.37 : 1
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After the establishing shot of the airport in the beginning of the movie, some crew and equipment silhouettes can be glimpsed at the bottom right corner of the screen. See more »

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Opening credits list the three major actors as "Co-starring." See more »

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Randy Newman - Political Science

It is 1960. One of the last prop-driven plane flights containing two scientists and a cutie mathematician seems to be off schedule, for that matter off altitude and possibly out of time. What mysteries can this foretell and are we on for a heavy-handed warning? Can't say much about this film as it is a short subjects similar to the twilight zone programs. However a side added plus is being able to see the old prop-driven planes and 60s clothing. If you expect to see scanty closed space girls that I'm afraid you'll be disappointed.

Much of the time is given to introducing characters as you would normally have in a mystery such as "Ten Little Indians." During one of the conversations a passenger that seems to be a little unhinged expresses an attitude that parallels Randy Newman's song "political science." You may want to listen to a copy and see if he is not correct.

This film is worth watching and wondering if the heavy-handed warning still applies today.


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