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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.

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Reginald Le Borg
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Craig Hill ... Tom Endicott
Paula Raymond ... Marcia Paxton
Dayton Lummis Dayton Lummis ... Dr. Carl Morris
Gregory Morton Gregory Morton ... The Examiner
Harvey Stephens ... Walter Cooper
John Bryant John Bryant ... Hank Norton
Nancy Hale Nancy Hale ... Barbara Nielsen
Addison Richards ... The Sage
Brad Trumbull Brad Trumbull ... Jack Peters
Bernadette Hale Bernadette Hale ... Joan Agnew
Meg Wyllie ... Helen Cooper
Roy Engel ... Jameson (as Roy Engle)
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Storyline

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 »


Certificate:

Approved

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flight That Vanished See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

Soon after the crew discover that the plane is climbing uncontrollably, there are two exterior close-up shots of the plane. In both shots, there are wisps of cloud swirling slowly around the cabin window. Before and after, there are views of the whole plane with clouds flying past at speed. See more »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

Opening credits list the three major actors as "Co-starring." See more »

Connections

Edited from The High and the Mighty (1954) See more »

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Randy Newman - Political Science
14 August 2011 | by the_bernieSee all my reviews

It is 1960. One of the last prop-driven plane flights containing two scientists and a cutie mathematician seems to be off schedule, for that matter off altitude and possibly out of time. What mysteries can this foretell and are we on for a heavy-handed warning? Can't say much about this film as it is a short subjects similar to the twilight zone programs. However a side added plus is being able to see the old prop-driven planes and 60s clothing. If you expect to see scanty closed space girls that I'm afraid you'll be disappointed.

Much of the time is given to introducing characters as you would normally have in a mystery such as "Ten Little Indians." During one of the conversations a passenger that seems to be a little unhinged expresses an attitude that parallels Randy Newman's song "political science." You may want to listen to a copy and see if he is not correct.

This film is worth watching and wondering if the heavy-handed warning still applies today.


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