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Flight to Nowhere (1946)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1 October 1946 (USA)
A couple on board a plane find themselves mixed up in a plot to steal atomic secrets.

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William Rowland

Writer:

Arthur V. Jones (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Alan Curtis ... Hobe Carrington
Evelyn Ankers ... Catherine Forrest
Micheline Cheirel ... Dolly Lorraine, aka Countess Maria de Fresca
Jack Holt ... FBI Agent Bob Donovan
Jerome Cowan ... Gerald Porter
John Craven ... Claude Forrest
Inez Cooper ... Irene Allison
Roland Varno ... James Van Bush
Michael Visaroff Michael Visaroff ... Joseph Herman Ruehl
Gordon Richards Gordon Richards ... Tom Walker
Hoot Gibson ... Sheriff Bradley
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Storyline

Alan Curtis plays Holby Carrington, a pilot who owns a charter aircraft. A dodgy party of well to do people charter his plane to go to Death Valley but it soon becomes apparent that there is something brewing with a plot which involves selling a map to "would be" dodgy businessmen giving the location of a plutonium deposit necessary for atomic bombs. Carrington is the mans man, the handsome good guy who is also investigating with the aid of an ex boss and CIA back room staff member. Written by North Star

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Atomic secrets stolen by international terrorists! See more »


Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Voando para o Desconhecido See more »

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Production Co:

Golden Gate Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

The aircraft in the film is a Lockheed L-12A Electra Junior, serial number NC19933. At the end of the film, after it has crashed killing the hero's ex-wife, it re-appears as he is about to fly off and re-marry. The same aircraft features in State of the Union (US 1948) starring Tracy and Hepburn. See more »

Quotes

Hobe Carrington: Are all you foreign dames two fisted drinkers?
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Opening card (even before the title): HONOLULU See more »

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Referenced in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994) See more »

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What's Evelyn doing in this dog?
7 September 2018 | by bensonmum2See all my reviews

A charter pilot gets mixed up with some stolen nuclear secrets and a few baddies that want to get there hands on these secrets. The pilot and the bad guys play a game of "hot potato" with the prized envelope as it's passed (or stolen) from one person to the next - over and over. It's all handled in the most excruciatingly dull manner imaginable. Seriously, I could barely hold my eyes open. And for a movie that runs at something like 75 minutes, that's not a good sign.

Beyond the wretched screenplay, I could go on and on with the problems I had with Flight to Nowhere. The laundry list would go something like this: It's cheap with poor lighting and even worse cinematography. Everything looks horrible. Even the music feels cheap. The sets are bargain basement and some of the acting is laughably bad. I know this wasn't a big budget, "A" film, but I've seen a lot of "B" movies that looked a million times better than this. Overall, a 3/10 for Flight to Nowhere is being generous.

One final thought - how many hits to the head can one man take? Our pilot hero should be suffering from a horrible case of post-concussion syndrome. There's no way I would trust him in the air with the repeated head trauma he suffers in this movie.


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