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Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 81

Budget: $0

Revenue: $0

Language: en

Webpage: -

Release Info

  • 1957-11-13
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Content Score: 100

(1957)

6.2/10 (4 votes)

Overview

A routine flight turns into a major emergency as passengers and crew succumb to food poisoning - is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane? If that sounds vaguely familiar, it's because 'Airplane' was a send-up of this forerunner of the 1970s disaster movie. Written by Michael Brooke

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Director: Hall Bartlett
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Cast

Dana Andrews

Dana Andrews
as Lt. Ted Stryker

Linda Darnell

Linda Darnell
as Ellen Stryker

Sterling Hayden

Sterling Hayden
as Captain Martin Trelea…

Geoffrey Toone

Geoffrey Toone
as Dr. Baird

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A review by John Chard

Tension and Terror in the Skies!

Famously parodied as Airplane in 1980, it gets forgotten just what a rollicking good thriller Zero Hour! is. Dana Andrews is the airman scarred by an incident during the war who has to battle his demons when the crew and passengers of the jumbo jet he is aboard fall victim to food poisoning. Sterling Hayden is down on the ground smoking loads of ciggies and having no faith in trying to talk Andrews down safely.

One of the first disaster aeroplane movies, it follows what we now regard as the staples of the genre. Troubled protagonist, family strife, calm ch... read the rest.

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