Three air hostesses employed by the (fictional) airline Polar Atlantic Airways juggle working with searching for love. Donna Stuart catches the eye of Baron Franz Von Elzingen, who may not be who he appears. New girl Carol Brewster has an on-off relationship with the plane's womanizing First Officer, Ray Winsley. Hilda "Bergie" Bergstrom is smitten with Walter Lucas, an older passenger who turns out to be a recently widowed multi-millionaire. Written by
I stumbled upon this early '60s film on TCM while surfing late this
evening. I agree with most of the previous posters' opinions, but I
think one other element should be added: At the dawn of the passenger
jet age, before hijackings that turned airports into minimum security
prisons, and 9/11, which turned them into crowded LuftStalags, this was
what air travel was like. Technologically and socially, one watches a
film like this not simply to be entertained, but to be reminded of
those last moments before JFK was killed, Vietnam, and the turning
inside out of America. As for performances, Karl Malden waltzes
effortlessly through this movie, threatening to steal every scene he's
in--even from the gorgeous women. (Speaking of which, Pamela Tiffin is
radioactive hot. )
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