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Flight That Disappeared (1961)

Approved | | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | September 1961 (USA)
A cross-country airliner, whose passengers include a nuclear physicist, a rocket expert, and a mathematical genius, is drawn beyond radar range by an unknown, unbreakable force.






Complete credited cast:
... Tom Endicott
... Marcia Paxton
Dayton Lummis ... Dr. Carl Morris
Gregory Morton ... The Examiner
... Walter Cooper
John Bryant ... Hank Norton
Nancy Hale ... Barbara Nielsen
... The Sage
Brad Trumbull ... Jack Peters
Bernadette Hale ... Joan Agnew
... Helen Cooper
... Jameson (as Roy Engle)


A transcontinental flight from Los Angeles to Washington DC, carrying three top scientists, unexplainedly begins a climb to 10 miles up. With all other passengers unconscious, the scientists find themselves in a dimension where time does not exist. There they are put on trial by denizens of the future for their potential involvement in the creation of "the ultimate weapon." Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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JETLINER HIKACKED! (original poster - all caps) See more »



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Release Date:

September 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Flight That Vanished  »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The poster indicates that a jetliner disappears. The movie stresses that the plane is prop-driven and the pilot is looking forward to switching to a jet in a week. See more »


Dr. Carl Morris: You're out of your mind.
Walter Cooper: No! Don't say that to me! I've never let anyone say that to me. Not even the doctors in the hospital.
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Opening credits list the three major actors as "Co-starring." See more »

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Painful watch---Trite Morality 101 nuclear winter imbecility...AVOID
20 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

This stupidity of trite left wing morality and the cold war is a dog. As others have stated it gets kind of interesting about an hour into it when you get caught up in where the plane is going....until we find out and get the usual Hollywood morality lesson 101.

The acting is terrible and wooden but that is due to the director---the rocket scientist and the physicist are halfway watchable. The pilot and copilot and flight engineer in the room sized cockpit are remarkable mainly for their toupees (hair pieces) which get ruffled in odd directions from time to time apparently unnoticed by director camera man and everyone else making this thing.

The story's moronic use of time and existence could be swallowed but not the lead heavy ABC morality lesson --- AVOID is all I can tell you.

I only stayed with it as it is a chore to find something else on Netflix streaming and didn't have the energy to do it.... After we learn where the plane is it is really painful to watch this out.. Trust me unplug it early and save an hour of your life for something better.


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