In anticipation of Airport 34 years later, womanizing pilot Jack Gordon is called upon to safely guide his plane through a blinding blizzard. His task is complicated by a trio of crooks who are escaping from the law after pulling a jewel heist, and by a shady nobleman who offers Gordon a large amount of money if he will land the plane before San Francisco. In the climax, one of the passengers hijacks the plane, only to be foiled by — of all people — an obnoxious brat of a youngster.
Director: Mitchell Leisen. AKA Thirteen Hours by Air.
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Joan Bennett, Zasu Pitts, John Howard, Benny Bartlett, Grace Bradley, Alan Baxter, Brian Donlevy, Ruth Donnelly, Fred Keating, Adrienne Marden, Dean Jagger, Mildred Stone, Jack Mulhall, Clyde Dilson, Dennis O’Keefe, Granville Bates, Bruce Warren, Marie Prevost.