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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 ...
Dayton Lummis ...
Dr. Morris
Gregory Morton ...
Harvey Stephens ...
Walter Cooper
John Bryant ...
Nancy Hale ...
Addison Richards ...
Brad Trumbull ...
Bernadette Hale ...
Helen Cooper
Roy Engel ...
Jameson (as Roy Engle)


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 <>

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TERROR IN THE SKY...beyond known flight! See more »



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September 1961 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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When Walter opens the door in order to jump out of the plane, there's some wind in the lounge. In reality, due to the pressure differences between the inside of the plane and the exterior atmosphere (especially in those altitudes), everything should have been sucked right out of the door. See more »

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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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