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A Navy pilot on a flight over the Pacific Ocean with a female crewmate develops trouble over a remote island and is forced to ditch his plane into the ocean. When they land on the island, ... See full summary »



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Episode credited cast:
Lt. Johnny Quayle
Sgt. Shirley Marsh
Haila Stoddard ...
Gloria Selwyn
Faith Brook ...
Edith Bastin
Luis Van Rooten ...
Stefan Baum
James Nolan ...
Dan Delaney (as Jim Nolan)
Ernest Rowan ...
Dr. Maltzen
Rick Hollister ...
Lt. Grant
Khigh Dhiegh ...
Seu (as Kaie Deei)
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Paul Branson ...
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A Navy pilot on a flight over the Pacific Ocean with a female crewmate develops trouble over a remote island and is forced to ditch his plane into the ocean. When they land on the island, they're astounded to discover it contains a lavish estate, upon which a group of wealthy but bored high-society types live in self-imposed exile from the world. Their leader informs the crew that he intends to keep them captive on the island, but the pilot is equally intent on getting himself and his crewmate off the island and back to civilization. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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25 September 1950 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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[first lines]
[Sergeant Marsh is desperately sending out a distress call]
Lt. Johnny Quayle: No luck?
Sgt. Shirley Marsh: None.
Lt. Johnny Quayle: Keep trying!
Sgt. Shirley Marsh: Why?
Lt. Johnny Quayle: Something may happen.
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Introduction from "Le Coq d' Or"
Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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Fairly good, but not a must-see.
11 October 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is one of a handful of episodes of "Studio One" which have been released on DVD. Hopefully more exist and can also one day be released, as I love watching these old teleplays. While I normally rag on Alpha Video since the quality of many of their DVDs are very poor, in the case of the "Studio One" shows, they are quite good. While the casual viewer might not believe this because the prints look a bit muddy, this is original to the shows, as they were recorded originally using the Kinescope process--a very archaic manner to copy these live TV shows in order to play them later that same evening on the West Coast (due to time zone differences).

"Studio One" was one of several TV shows that featured live plays with scripts that were often written by some of the top writers and starring top actors. The idea of doing these very professional shows live is amazing--especially considering some of the shows were on weekly. Think about it--producing and airing a show like this every week! In this early episode from the series, you see a navy transport pilot (Kevin McCarthy) and a female sergeant (Catherine McLeod) on a plane that is running out of fuel over the Pacific. In a 'scene missing here moment', you suddenly see the pair walking on an island--apparently they were able to find some seemingly deserted island instead of crashing into the ocean. This is highly improbable--what is practically impossible is that it is occupied--occupied by people living in luxury! And, one of them is a famous actor who everyone thinks is dead (no, Elvis is not there as well). Talk about defying the odds! However, despite their good fortunes, their benefactor is not so nice a man, as he insist that they cannot leave the island--and is willing to do almost anything to make this so! Overall, an interesting episode but not an especially great one. The ending is too convenient and some of the acting is a bit suspect. Still, it is interesting and worth a look.

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