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Sky Liner (1949)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  28 July 1949 (USA)
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FBI Agent Steve Blair finds himself caught up in Cold War espionage when he boards a plane heading west. Some sensitive papers have disappeared and Steve must keep tabs on a suspect without giving himself away.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Travis ...
FBI Agent Steve Blair
Pamela Blake ...
Carol, TWA Stewardess
Rochelle Hudson ...
Amy Winthrop
Steven Geray ...
Greg McClure ...
J.S. Conningsby
Steve Pendleton ...
Smith (as Gaylord Pendleton)
Michael Whalen ...
Ben Howard
Anna Mae Slaughter ...
Mary Ann
Ralph Peters ...
Joe Kirk
Lisa Ferraday ...
Mariette Le Fare
David Holt ...
Dodie Bauer ...
Grace Ward
Herbert Evans ...
Sir Harry Finneston
Roy Butler ...
Mr. Jennings
Jean Clark ...
Mrs. Jennings


FBI Agent Steve Blair finds himself caught up in Cold War espionage when he boards a plane heading west. Some sensitive papers have disappeared and Steve must keep tabs on a suspect without giving himself away.

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A fast paced and different kind of mystery thriller


Drama | Thriller


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28 July 1949 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Two different TWA planes are used although they're supposed to be the same plane. One is the Star of Cairo, with the Arabic translation beneath, and the other is the Star of France, with L'Etoile de France under it. See more »

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A bit better than the score on IMDb would now indicate.
20 November 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I am sure that in time the overall rating of this film will change, but for now it's only 4.8. You'd think this would indicate that the movie is rather poor, though I thought the film was actually a bit better--and well worth seeing. However, one thing I need to point out is that although it's now on a DVD entitled "Forgotten Noir", this is really not an example of film noir--nor are many films in this series. It lacks the camera-work, dialog and grittiness you'd expect in noir. Instead, it's a rather straight-forward example of a crime film.

The film is set aboard an airliner (a Lockheed Constellation, if you really care). According to IMDb, the markings on the plane kept changing--a silly mistake but it didn't exactly ruin the film. A federal agent is on the plane--following a woman who is involved in some sort of espionage. However, when a dead body is found aboard, it's obvious that there is a killer on the plane! Who did it and how must be discovered before the killer is able to escape.

The film is enjoyable...even if the actual murder weapon is a bit far-fetched. Well-paced, interesting and a very good time-passer.

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