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Maurice Tombragel (screenplay)
John Wilste (original story)
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Release Date:
28 July 1949 (USA) See more »
A fast paced and different kind of mystery thriller
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Noir in the skies! See more (7 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Richard Travis ... FBI Agent Steve Blair
Pamela Blake ... Carol, TWA Stewardess
Rochelle Hudson ... Amy Winthrop
Steven Geray ... Bokejian
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 ... Buford
Dodie Bauer ... Grace Ward
Herbert Evans ... Sir Harry Finneston
Roy Butler ... Mr. Jennings
Jean Clark ... Mrs. Jennings
Bess Flowers ... Mother
John McGuire ... George Eakins
Allan Hersholt ... Courier
Jack Mulhall ... Col. Hanson
George Meeker ... Financier
William F. Leicester ... Captain Fairchild - Pilot (as William Lester)
Jeanne Sorel ... Egyptian Woman (as Jean Sorel)
Burt Wenland ... Co-Pilot

Directed by
William Berke 
Writing credits
Maurice Tombragel (screenplay)

John Wilste (original story)

Produced by
Robert L. Lippert .... executive producer
William Stephens .... producer
Original Music by
Raoul Kraushaar 
Cinematography by
Carl Berger 
Film Editing by
Edward Mann 
Art Direction by
Martin Obzina 
Set Decoration by
Edward R. Robinson  (as Ray Robinson)
Makeup Department
Earl Young .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melville Shyer .... assistant director
Art Department
Leigh Carson .... property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Frank Moran .... sound
William Randall .... sound
Special Effects by
Howard Weeks .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Stax Graves .... still photographer (uncredited)
Music Department
David Chudnow .... music supervisor
Raoul Kraushaar .... musical director
Other crew
Stanley Price .... dialogue director

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Additional Details

61 min | USA:49 min (DVD)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Continuity: 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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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Noir in the skies!, 7 December 2008
Author: Gunn from Minnesota

Yet another gem in the Forgotten Noir Collection Vol. 4 DVD set. I'm quickly becoming a fan of the late director William Berke. Although he worked mostly in B-movies, he was one of the better directors in that field. He has a knack for pacing and getting the best out of actors, in this case no name thespians. These films are usually short, some just over an hour and others just under an hour, but Berke makes the best of low budgets and fast pacing. This film involves espionage in the air, on the Sky Liner of the title. It's definitely not typical noir, but it is decent little film. Richard Travis plays a sky marshal for the government tailing a spy network and the story goes on from there. The cast of no names is pretty good led by Rochelle Hudson, the always steady Herbert Evans, Steven Geray and others. The script is good so credit should be given Maurice Tombragel and John Wilste. At less than 50 minutes long, this is a surprising little treat.

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