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

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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 ...
(uncredited)
Michael Wellman ...
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 (uncredited)
John Wayne ... producer (uncredited)

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)

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)

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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)

Other crew

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Sam Freedle ... script supervisor
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 As Corsair begins her forced landing on the lake, three crew members - non pilots - are standing behind the pilots looking out the windows. Under no circumstances would non pilots be there. They would be in crash position against the bulkhead in the rear area, not standing in the cockpit. 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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