About the film
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Release Date: June 28, 1951
|Slogan||:||«EXCITEMENT and SUSPENSE 18,000 Feet Over the Atlantic!»|
|Production Companies||:||20th Century Fox|
|Producers||:||Louis D. Lighton, Arthur Allighan|
|Writers||:||Alec Coppel, R.C. Sherriff, Oscar Millard, Nevil Shute|
James Stewart plays aeronautical engineer Theodore Honey, the quintessential absent-minded professor: eccentric, forgetful, but brilliant. His studies show that the aircraft being manufactured by his employer has a subtle but deadly design flaw that manifests itself only after the aircraft has flown a certain number of hours. En route to a crash site to prove his theory, Honey discovers that he is aboard a plane rapidly approaching his predicted deadline.