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"Playhouse 90" No Time at All (1958)

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Original Air Date:
13 February 1958 (Season 2, Episode 23)
An airliner flying nonstop at night from Miami to New York fails to check in, then disappears from radar. We see how its disappearance affects people on the ground. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

William Lundigan ... Ben Gammon

Betsy Palmer ... Emmy Verdon

Jane Greer ... Karen

Keenan Wynn ... Marshall Keats

Cliff Edwards ... Webber's Manager
Harry Einstein ... Mr. Laurie

Jay C. Flippen ... Happy Gallant

Reginald Gardiner ... Felix Allardyce

James Gleason ... Dolph Grimes

Jack Haley ... Stanley Leeds

Florence Halop ... Mrs. Laurie

Buster Keaton ... Harrison

Chico Marx ... Mr. Kramer

Sylvia Sidney ... Mrs. Kramer

Shepperd Strudwick ... Reagan

Regis Toomey ... Joe Donaldson

Frank Wilcox
Ron Hargrave

Sam Gilman

Charles Bronson ... Wolf Hagan
Kathryn Card ... Bertram's Wife

Richard Crane ... Pilot

Mary Beth Hughes ... Mrs. Leeds

Howard McNear ... Bertram

Jack Mulhall ... Editor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jim Bannon ... Mike Trace
Richard Joy ... Himself - Announcer (as Dick Joy)

Everett Sloane ... Host

Robert Bailey ... Air traffic supervisor (uncredited)

Sam Edwards ... Tower supervisor (uncredited)

Bess Flowers ... Woman in restaurant (uncredited)
Larry Thor ... Airport tv reporter (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
David Swift 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles Einstein  screenplay
Charles Einstein  story
David Swift  screenplay

Produced by
Jaime Del Valle .... producer (as Jaime del Valle)
Cinematography by
Hal Mohr 
Film Editing by
Sam Gold  (as Samuel Gold)
Set Decoration by
Raymond Boltz Jr. 
Makeup Department
Madine Danks .... hair stylist
William Woods .... makeup artist (as William Wood)
Production Management
Glenn Cook .... production manager (as Glenn N. Cook)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nathan Barragar .... assistant director (as Nathan R. Barragar)
Art Department
Mike Gordon .... property master
Visual Effects by
Louis DeWitt .... special photographic effects
Jack Rabin .... special photographic effects
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joseph Dimmitt .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Fred W. Berger .... supervising editor
Music Department
Sammy Cahn .... composer: theme
Alex North .... composer: theme
Other crew
Gana Jones .... script supervisor
Edward Tabor .... technical advisor
Dick Whitehead .... technical advisor

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Directed by
Tony Barr  (as Anthony Barr)
Karl Genus 
John Frankenheimer (episode "If You Know Elizabeth") (episode "Thundering Flame, The") (episode "Town That Turned to Dust, The")
Ralph Nelson (episode "Requiem for a Heavyweight" 1956)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert Alan Aurthur  (episode "A Sound of Different Drumers") (episode "Thundering Flame, The")
Gwen Bagni 
Mel Barr  written by (episode "Blackwell Story The")
George Bellak  (episode "Sound of Eden, The")
Fred Clasel  story (episode "Thundering Flame, The")
Lloyd C. Douglas  story (episode "Blackwell Story The")
Bo Goldman 
Jack Jacobs  (episode "Ain't No Time Glory")
Robert E. McEnroe  (episode "Silver Whistle, The (December 24, 1959)")
Elick Moll  written by (episode "Thundering Flame, The")
Paul Monash  script (episode "Helen Morgan Story The")
Lulu Morgan  story (episode "Helen Morgan Story The")
Tad Mosel  (episode "If You Know Elizabeth")
Don Murray  story (episode "Thundering Flame, The")
Leonard Spigelgass  script (episode "Helen Morgan Story The")
Malvin Wald  (episode "Ain't No Time Glory")

Produced by
Mildred Freed Alberg .... producer
Tony Barr .... associate producer (as Anthony Barr)
Joe Scully .... associate producer
Original Music by
Robert Allen 
John Williams 
Cinematography by
Albert Kurland 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... second assistant director
Music Department
Igo Kantor .... music editor
Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

USA:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

A rare filmed production on "Playhouse 90", which usually presented their programs live. Before the episode began, however, there were live introductory remarks by host Everett Sloane.See more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Disaster like film before its peak time, 14 March 2015

This kind of scheme was largely used in the late sixties and seventies, especially with the AIRPORT series for the big screen; and not only, how many TVMs were talking about disappearance of airliners, or problems the crew and passengers had to deal with? How many? Lots of them. This tale is of course speaking of an airplane who suddenly disappears from the radar screen. And around this, the audience is given an accurate study of several people involved with the passengers or crew of the flight. One scene very shocking, although no spectacular: the one in which the airline executive shows his wrath because of the possible loss, because of the plane disappearance, of a fish shipment destined to restaurants...No matter the passengers. No comment. Interesting drama yarn, perfect for TV, especially without really suspense or climax as we can find for large screen audiences. Deserves to be discovered again, and don't forget this was a direct, live show back in the late fifties. A real performance. Worth watching.

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