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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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Dayton Lummis ...
Dr. Carl Morris
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Jack Peters
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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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Marcia Paxton is in seat 6 and Dr. Morris in seat 10. When the flight attendant is walking the aisle just after takeoff, only two rows separate the two passengers where there should be four. 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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A Bit Too Much Maybe?
25 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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.

Others have compared this film to "The Twilight Zone", and rightly so. I am almost surprised no one from the show was involved in this film, because the plot and political point of view is exactly the same. The only difference is that this is much longer (and maybe not necessarily so -- I can see this story being told in 25 minutes).

If the film has any real flaw, it is that the morality is a bit over the top and extreme. The message is a good one, and one that hardly anyone could disagree with. But it comes off almost preachy and condescending because there is not one ounce of subtlety in it at all. (I am being vague here so as not to spoil anything, though the plot is about as obvious as possible.)


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