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Twelve people are aboard Coast Air Line's flagship the Silver Queen enroute to South America when the airplane encounters a storm and is blown off course. Crashing into jungles known to be inhabited by head hunters, pilots Bill and Joe race against time to fix the engines and attempt a take off. The situation brings out the best and worst in the stranded dozen as they create a makeshift runway and prepare to escape before the natives attack. But damage to the plane and low fuel reserves means that only 5 people can be carried to safety.

  1. Jerome Cady

    Screenplay

  2. John Farrow

    Director

  3. Richard Carroll

    Story

  4. Nathanael West

    Screenplay

  5. Dalton Trumbo

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Top Billed Cast

  1. Chester Morris

    Chester Morris

    Bill Brooks

  2. Lucille Ball

    Lucille Ball

    Peggy Nolan

  3. Wendy Barrie

    Wendy Barrie

    Alice Melbourne

  4. John Carradine

    John Carradine

    Mr. Crimp

  5. Allen Jenkins

    Allen Jenkins

    Peter 'Pete'

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Status Released

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  • June 23, 1939
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 15m

Budget $225,000.00

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