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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  1. Hall Bartlett

    Director, Screenplay

  2. John C. Champion


  3. Arthur Hailey


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  1. Dana Andrews

    Dana Andrews

    Lt. Ted Stryker

  2. Linda Darnell

    Linda Darnell

    Ellen Stryker

  3. Sterling Hayden

    Sterling Hayden

    Captain Martin Treleaven

  4. Geoffrey Toone

    Geoffrey Toone

    Dr. Baird

  5. Jerry Paris

    Jerry Paris

    Tony Decker

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    Steve London

    First Officer Walt Stewart

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 21m

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  • November 13, 1957



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