Three air hostesses employed by the (fictional) airline Polar Atlantic Airways juggle working with searching for love. Donna Stuart catches the eye of Baron Franz Von Elzingen, who may not be who he appears. New girl Carol Brewster has an on-off relationship with the plane's womanizing First Officer, Ray Winsley. Hilda "Bergie" Bergstrom is smitten with Walter Lucas, an older passenger who turns out to be a recently widowed multi-millionaire.Written by
The aircraft primarily used for the fictitious Polar Atlantic Airlines is a Boeing 707-321B from Pan American World Airways, registration N762PA, named Clipper Endeavour. It was delivered to Pan Am in 1962 and was flown by them until 1976. This plane can also be seen in the James Bond film "From Russia With Love (1963). It was sold to Korean Air in 1977 with registration HL7430. See more »
At the 12 minute mark in the upper right the shadow from the boom mic is briefly visible after the stewardess opens the door on the pilot and he falls out of the lavatory. See more »
While not as blatantly tacky and overdone as some of the other films of this type (which are actually good things for some people who seek out glossy, over-produced flicks like this!), it still has it's points of interest and moments of eye-rolling cheesiness. After Frankie Avalon croons the title song, flash-in-the-pan Tiffin comes jiggling on wearing an extremely sexy and snug flight attendant's uniform, spoiled only by the somewhat unflattering hat they all wear. It is utterly fascinating to see how stewardesses were perceived at this time. It's hard to say, at this point, how close to real life it was, but in this film they are treated as total sex objects with clothes that stress looks over functionality. Her hair is done in manner that makes one wonder if Catherine Zeta Jones and her stylists keep a loop of this film running in their salon. There is a definite occasional resemblance. Hart is quite a revelation. For someone who was about to become a nun in real life, she is surprisingly hard-edged and mouthy here. She may even swear once and she smokes incessantly. It's great to see a lesser beauty, but still a talented actress, like Nettleton get a featured role. She creates a sympathetic, if a bit overly difficult character. Poor Maxwell ("Miss Moneypenny" of 007 films) barely even got in a word edgewise. O'Brian is his usual suave and macho self as a voraciously skirt-chasing pilot. Cruelly, he keeps his shirt on at all times and never goes swimming. Malden does an okay job as a lonely businessman. German actor Boehm is a bit of an annoyance with his thin voice and heavy accent. There's a "love song" sung by a Parisian street chanteuse that will have many folks wretching and screaming for her to stop. All in all, a pretty, easy, soufflé of a film with just enough color and wit to hold interest up to a point. A mid-air trauma or an appearance by Joan Crawford.....something to punch it over the edge, may have been welcome, though. Nary a moment of it is believable, the same as it was for similar films like "Three Coins in a Fountain", "The Best of Everything" and "The Pleasure Seekers".
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