A tough lady gangster learns that she will be totally blind within a week. She seeks help from the one eye surgeon who may be able to save her sight. In the process, he also causes her to ... See full summary »
On his deathbed, Carmine Vespucci's mobster father tells him to "get Proclo" - Carmine's brother-in-law Gaetano. With "the hit" on, Gaetano tells a cab driver to take him where Carmine ... See full summary »
Rhonda Fleming, who is second billed, has no scenes with any of the cast members in the main location, the commercial jet. Her sporadic role, as the manipulating wife of Efrem Zimbalist Jr., mostly occurs in Zimbalist's flashback sequences as he's flying the jet fighter. Also: her and Zimbalist's swimwear-clad bodies shown in the poster artwork, embraced and kissing liken to the famous scene in From Here to Eternity (1953), also derives from a flashback sequence. See more »
In El Paso, Dale tells McVey they will be flying non-stop to Washington, D.C. - a flying distance of about 1,720 miles. However, the Lockheed T-33 they are flying in has a range of only 1,275 miles. See more »
I just love banana splits. Is it all the wonderful mixed-up flavors, or is it something Freudian?
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This movie had a lot of things that I enjoy: vintage commercial airplanes, old military airplanes, radios, radar, art, drama, romance, special effects, etc. In some respects, it must have served as a template for future airliner disaster movies. I don't know why, but I really enjoyed the heavy handed use of flashbacks and scenes where there's a close-up of a character, the surrounding lights dim, and we hear the character's private thoughts. Crowded Sky might not be your cup of tea, but it certainly was mine.
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