FBI man Stafford is extraditing convicted killer Brett Murphy from Spain to the USA. At the last minute, Murphy’s fiancée, entertainer Jean Gurney, finds he’s been taken and slips on the plane. Unknown to them, a suicidal passenger has a fire and gas bomb in his luggage. As time ticks away, minor dramas are played out on board.
Director: Byron Haskin.
Writer: Irving H. Cooper.
Stars: Guy Madison, Virginia Mayo, George Raft, Ilona Massey, George Macready, Anna Lee, Margaret Lindsay, Venetia Stevenson, Mary Anderson, Brett Halsey, Tudor Owen, Argentina Brunetti, Frederick Worlock, Cindy Lee.
If you enjoyed Zero Hour (1960) which was the template for 1980’s Airplane then this laughably melodramatic plane trip is well worth watching for all the wrong reasons. This one should have been used as the basis for Airplane 2 : The Sequel.