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Island in the Sky ()


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A C-47 transport plane, named the Corsair, makes a forced landing in the frozen wastes of Quebec, and the plane's pilot, Captain Dooley, must keep his men alive in deadly conditions while waiting for rescue.

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Capt. Dooley
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Captain Stutz
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Col. Fuller
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Mac McMullen
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Willie Moon
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J.H. Handy
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Murray (as James Lydon)
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Ralph Hunt
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Stankowski
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Frank Lovatt
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D'Annunzia
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Walrus
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Capt. Turner
Robert Keys ...
Maj. Ditson
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Lt. Cord
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Sgt. Harper
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Wally Miller
Jim Dugan ...
Gidley
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Rene
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Fitch (as Louis Heydt)
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Wilson
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Swanson
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Gainer (as Touch Connors)
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Sonny Hopper (as Carl Switzer)
Cass Gidley ...
Stannish
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Breezy (as Guy Anderson)
Anthony De Mario ...
Ogden (as Tony De Mario)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Lee Aimone ...
Boy (uncredited)
Dawn Bender ...
Murray's Wife (uncredited)
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Stutz's Navigator (uncredited)
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Moon's Wife (uncredited)
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Server in Officer's Mess (uncredited)
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Mechanic (uncredited)
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Dusty - McMullen's Co-Pilot (uncredited)
Billy Lunde ...
Boy (uncredited)
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Fitch's Co-Pilot (uncredited)
Richard Walsh ...
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Mike Moon (uncredited)
Tim Wellman ...
Jim Moon (uncredited)
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Narrator (uncredited) (voice)
Phyllis Winger ...
Margaret - Girl in Flashback (uncredited)

Directed by

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William A. Wellman

Written by

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Ernest K. Gann ... (screenplay)
 
Ernest K. Gann ... (novel "Island in the Sky")

Produced by

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Robert Fellows ... producer (as a Wayne-Fellows Production)
John Wayne ... producer (as a Wayne-Fellows Production)

Music by

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Emil Newman
Hugo Friedhofer ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Archie Stout ... (photographed by)

Film Editing by

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Ralph Dawson

Art Direction by

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James Basevi

Set Decoration by

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Ralph S. Hurst ... (as Ralph Hurst)

Makeup Department

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Web Overlander ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Nate H. Edwards ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Andrew V. McLaglen ... assistant director (as Andrew McLaglen)
Richard Birnie ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Richard Morrison ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Joe LaBella ... property man (as Joseph La Bella)

Sound Department

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Ed Borschell ... dialogue recordist
Earl Crain Sr. ... dialogue recordist
William A. Mueller ... sound: WarnerPhonic (as William Mueller)

Special Effects by

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Alex Weldon ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Don Christy ... still photographer
William H. Clothier ... aerial cameraman (as William Clothier)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Carl Walker ... wardrobe
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Arthur Lange ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Emil Newman ... musical director (uncredited)
Herbert W. Spencer ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Lloyd Young ... music editor (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Sam Freedle ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

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Ernest K. Gann ... technical advisor
Al Murphy ... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary
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Taglines With All the White Hell of the Wasteland Against Him Dooley Was Beating His Way Back! See more »
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Also Known As
  • William A. Wellman's Island in the Sky (United States)
  • William A. Wellman's Island in the Sky (United Kingdom)
  • Aventure dans le grand Nord (France)
  • L'aventure du grand nord (France)
  • El infierno blanco (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 109 min
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Budget $967,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The general plot is based on a true story that Ernest Gann related in his 1961 autobiographical book about his flying career, "Fate is the Hunter". He and other pilots searched successfully for a lost fellow pilot in the wilds of northern Canada during World War II. See more »
Goofs The stranded crew had arranged branches in the snow into the shape of a cross so the planes could spot it. Then they rearrange the branches to spell out a message when they fly over. The planes fly over one more time, and the branches are back in the shape of a cross. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in David Mamet (2007). See more »
Soundtracks Island in The Sky See more »
Quotes Capt. Dooley: [to navigator Murray] You're a lousy guy to sleep with.
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