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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.

Director:

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Horror in 37000 Fuß 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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Trivia

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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Although supposedly belonging to fictional airline "AoA", the Transworld Airlines logo can be seen on the plane used in several ground shots. See more »

Quotes

Manya: Paul, do you know what she's talking about?
Paul Kovalik: The Droata, Mrs. Pinder?
Mrs. Pinder: Of course. The Druids.
Paul Kovalik: Believe it or not, here we are in the last half of the Twentieth Century, under these circumstances, and what are we worrying about? The grotesque practices of a primitive cult that was stamped out before the coming of Christ.
Mrs. Pinder: Not entirely, Mr. Kovalik. There are still Druids.
Paul Kovalik: Yes, of course there are. And there are still witches and Satanists, and those who believe the Jimson weed can make them immortal...
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Good Vs. Evil On A Plane
19 March 2014 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

A familiar cast of TV veterans star in this entertaining, reasonably effective TV movie that stars Roy Thinnes("The Invaders") as an architect transporting an old Abbey altar on an airplane from London to L.A. that comes to demonic life, threatening all aboard, like William Shatner("Star Trek") as a former priest called back into action to defeat the evil, and Chuck Conners("The Rifleman") as the pilot. Buddy Ebsen("Barnaby Jones") and Russell Johnson("Gilligan's Island") costar.

Interesting coincidences here: both Shatner and Johnson starred together on an excellent episode of "Thriller" called 'The Hungry Glass', and Shatner also memorably appeared on "The Twilight Zone" as a similarly tormented man('Nightmare At 20,000 Feet') Both Shatner and Conners would later costar in spoof "Airplane II: The Sequel"

Just out on DVD, and worth a look.


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