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The Horror at 37,000 Feet (1973)

An invisible demon in the cargo hold of a jet airliner terrorizes the passengers.

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David Lowell Rich

Writers:

Ronald Austin (teleplay) (as Ron Austin), James D. Buchanan (teleplay) (as Jim Buchanan) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Connors ... Captain Ernie Slade
Buddy Ebsen ... Glenn Farlee
Tammy Grimes ... Mrs. Pinder
Lynn Loring ... Manya (as Lyn Loring)
Jane Merrow ... Sheila O'Neill
France Nuyen ... Annalik
William Shatner ... Paul Kovalik
Roy Thinnes ... Alan O'Neill
Paul Winfield ... Dr. Enkalla
Will Hutchins ... Steve Holcomb
Darleen Carr ... Margot
Brenda Benet Brenda Benet ... Sally (as Brenda Benét)
Russell Johnson ... Jim Hawley
H.M. Wynant ... Frank Driscoll
Mia Bendixsen Mia Bendixsen ... Jodi
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Storyline

An architect and his wife are flying from London to L.A. with an altar from an ancient abbey secured in the plane's cargo hold. Also aboard the flight are Buddy Ebsen as a pushy millionaire, William Shatner as a drunken, cynical ex-priest, Tammy Grimes as a person with mental problems, and Chuck Connors as the lantern-jawed pilot. Crew and passengers come into jeopardy when an invisible demon escapes from the altar, and threatens the plane in an effort to destroy the architect's wife. Written by Marty Mckee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dämonen über dem Atlantik See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Contains three Star Trek (1966) alumni. William Shatner and Paul Winfield played Captains Kirk and Terrell, respectively. Additionally, France Nuyen played the title role and Kirk's love interest of the week in the third season episode Star Trek: Elaan of Troyius (1968). See more »

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Visible wire pulling open the crack in the floor. See more »

Quotes

Margot: I don't understand. Why did he do it? For those people? You talked to him last. Why?
Dr. Enkalla: Perhaps somehow it was a final act of faith. If there are devils, there must also be gods. I don't know. I have no thoughts.
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I Was Hoping For Better With This Cast
5 December 2016 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

I really was hoping for better with this cast and the idea behind this film but I found it somewhat disappointing - mainly some of the characters that ruined this movie. 3 female passengers that are witchy with a capital "B". Two that are "witchy" wives and one zealous religious nut - I really wanted to slap all 3 of them. There is also one really screwed up crazy woman, one irritating child and one freaking clownish cowboy. The rest of the characters are okay enough it's just the 6 I mentioned that got on my nerves. (Notice I said the characters NOT the actors themselves).

The story is good enough for a film of this type but I wasn't crazy about the pea-soup coming out of the baby doll... that was just dumb.

5/10


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