Five Came Back (1939)

06/23/1939 (US) AdventureDramaThriller 1h 15m

Four must die! One must choose!


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. John Farrow


  2. Nathanael West


  3. Dalton Trumbo


  4. Jerome Cady


  5. Richard Carroll


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


  6. Joseph Calleia

    Joseph Calleia


  7. C. Aubrey Smith

    C. Aubrey Smith

    Henry Spengler

  8. Kent Taylor

    Kent Taylor


  9. Patric Knowles

    Patric Knowles

    Judson Ellis

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Five Came Back
Five Came Back

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $225,000.00

Revenue -


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