Trouble In The Sky aka: Cone of Silence
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Somehow they've missed the mark, I suspect by not really tackling the technical issues. The real life Comet jet had certain unique design features that caused a couple of early crashes (before the later total disasters). Perhaps a more literate script with more details might have helped. They certainly could have given Peter Cushing a better part and cut out the jealous stewardess.
To see this kind of thing done right, see "No Highway in the Sky", which has the additional feature of having been written *before* the actual plane disaster that it so closely foretold. The real life Comet jet would have given the UK a real lead in jet passenger plane production but an insufficient understanding of metal fatigue doomed it. In Nevil Shute's book the "Reindeer" is the new design in question. The Comet wasn't produced until a few years later.
This has George Sanders too. It's a good drama about an airline and a
pilot wrongly accused of a plane crash. Cushing has small part but good.
the movie is a well made drama and worth watching over and over.
Under the Production Staff of:
Charles Frend [ Director]
David Beaty [novel]
Robert Westerby [writer]
Aubrey Baring [producer]
Gerard Schurmann [original score]
Arthur Grant [cinematographer]
Max Benedict [film editor]
Wilfred Shingleton [art director]
Wally Veevers .[special effects]
1. Peter Cushing
Date of Birth: 26 May 1913 - Kenley, Surrey, England, UK
Date of Death: 11 August 1994 - Canterbury, Kent, England, UK
2. Michael Craig
Date of Birth: 27 January 1928 - Poona, Maharashtra, India
Date of Death: Still Living
3. Bernard Lee
Date of Birth: 10 January 1908 - London, England, UK
Date of Death: 16 January 1981 - London, England, UK
4. George Sanders
Date of Birth: 3 July 1906 - St. Petersburg, Russia
Date of Death: 25 April 1972 - Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain (suicide)
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Loved the book, movie was okay.The book is able to build the back story for the characters better.Nevertheless, for it's time, a good movie.Published on July 2, 2013 by Part 135 Pilot.
I confess that I did not watch the entire movie because, in spite of what it says on the box, it was not a widescreen transfer. It was, instead, pan and scan. Shame on VCI.Published on February 12, 2013 by Mark Mcgee
This film had good actors and good direction, and it was worth what
I spent on the DVD. However I was disappointed by the weak
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