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Dead on Course (1952)

Wings of Danger (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1 April 1952 (USA)
When his girlfriend's brother's cargo plane is lost at sea, nagging questions arise, and pilot Richard Van Ness gets caught in a web of blackmail and smuggling.

Director:

Terence Fisher

Writers:

John Gilling, Trevor Dudley Smith (novel) (as Elleston Trevor) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Zachary Scott ... Richard Van Ness
Robert Beatty ... Nick Talbot
Naomi Chance Naomi Chance ... Avril Talbot
Kay Kendall ... Alexia LaRoche
Colin Tapley ... Inspector Maxwell
Arthur Lane Arthur Lane ... Boyd Spencer
Harold Lang Harold Lang ... Snell, the blackmailer
Diane Cilento ... Jeannette
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pat Ryan Pat Ryan ... Club Dancer
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Storyline

When Richard Van Ness tries to ground dashing pilot Nick Talbot, his girlfriend's brother, from flying an unimportant cargo run in foul weather, he is blackmailed into allowing it because Nick threatens to tell airline boss Boyd Spencer about Van's intermittent blackouts. When Nick's plane apparently crashes near the Channel Islands, there are many nagging questions about the circumstances. Although he is innocent himself of wrongdoing, Van Ness is pressured by the police to aid them in uncovering some of the criminal activities associated with the operation, including blackmail, smuggling gold, and counterfeiting. In order to obtain the information he needs, Van Ness is forced into romancing Boyd's grasping girlfriend, who finds herself very attracted to the flier. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Taglines:

COUNTERFEIT CARGO! ...a fortune in loot...a fabulous woman...a sinister fugitive!

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead on Course See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Richard Van Ness: You're wonderful! You've got a heart of pure steel!
Alexia LaRoche: My future's no dream from a bottle! I've had too much of attic rooms and runs in my stocking and ten cent bar loungers trying to paw me to death not to know what I want out of life and to recognize it when I've got it. All you have to do is hitch ypur wagon, and I'm tossing you the hook!
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Cuyaba
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Music by De Paula Bana (pseudonym of Winifred Palmer)
Paxton Music Ltd
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Disappointing Hammer Film
26 May 2019 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

"Wings of Danger" is a disappointing Hammer film directed by the cult-director Terence Fisher. The plot of blackmailing and smuggling is messed and weak despite the expectations of the fans. There is nothing to highlight in this forgettable film. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Asas do Perigo" ("Wings of Dnger")


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