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Flight That Disappeared (1961)

Approved | | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | September 1961 (USA)
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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Tom Endicott
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Marcia Paxton
Dayton Lummis ...
Dr. Carl Morris
Gregory Morton ...
The Examiner
Harvey Stephens ...
Walter Cooper
John Bryant ...
Hank Norton
Nancy Hale ...
Barbara Nielsen
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The 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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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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While Dr. Morris, Marcia and Tom are sitting in the lounge of the plane to discuss their situation, a movie crewmember's shadow appears high on the wall between the Doctor and Marcia as they remove a shade panel from the scene lighting equipment. See more »

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Dr. Carl Morris: You're out of your mind.
Walter Cooper: No! Don't say that to me! I've never let anyone say that to me. Not even the doctors in the hospital.
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Takes Awhile to Get Interesting
27 February 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Little-known film about a cross-country flight that is transported to another dimension where time stands still. There are some scientists on board the flight that are responsible for building a new kind of nuclear weapon. They are put on trial in this other dimension by people from the future. It's a talky movie about ideas and Cold War fears that gets a little heavy-handed at times. The "logic" of the prosecutor is riddled with holes. The first half-hour is pretty dull before it slowly starts to pick up. Still, it's nearly an hour into the film before the trial starts. All of the characters are as exciting as cardboard. There are no big actors associated with this, though I did recognize a few faces. It's an interesting idea for a movie or even an episode of the Twilight Zone. I could see Rod Serling doing a lot with it. It's a slog to get through the buildup but the last 20-30 minutes is worth watching.


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