No Highway in the Sky

Directed by Henry Koster

Release Year: 1951
Running Time: 99
Color Type: Black and White
Country: U.S., U.K.
Language: English
Genres: Thriller, Drama
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Cast
James Stewart
Marlene Dietrich
Glynis Johns
Jack Hawkins
Janette Scott

Crew
Directed by Henry Koster

Screen legends James Stewart (Broken Arrow) and Marlene Dietrich (Witness for the Prosecution) go behind the scenes of commercial aviation in this gripping, suspense- filled classic about one man’s fight to prevent disaster in the air. An eccentric scientist (Stewart) has no proof, but is convinced that England’s new Reindeer planes will fall apart after 1,440 hours of flying time. When he finds himself on a Reindeer that is about to reach that stress point, his frantic warning rings true for a famous actress passenger (Dietrich) and a flight attendant (Glynis Johns, The Court Jester) who later supports his drastic action to permanently ground the aircraft. Henry Koster (Harvey) directed this suspenseful thriller based on a novel by Nevil Shute (On the Beach), with a screenplay by R.C. Sherriff (Odd Man Out), Oscar Millard (Angel Face) and Alec Coppel (Vertigo). The stellar cast includes Jack Hawkins (The Bridge on the River Kwai), Janette Scott (The Day of the Triffids), Elizabeth Allan (A Tale of Two Cities) and Kenneth More (A Night to Remember).