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Island in the Sky (5-Sep-1953)

Director: William A. Wellman

Writer: Ernest K. Gann

From novel: Island in the Sky by Ernest K. Gann

Music: Emil Newman

Keywords: Action/Adventure, Airplane Crash

A civilian cargo transport runs out of fuel and performs a forced landing in the bitter cold and remote Labrador wilderness. Few supplies, limited heat, and only a hand crank signalling device for communication make survival iffy at best as search teams struggle to find them. John Wayne shows anguish but only when his fellow crew isn't looking. Based on a true incident adapted into Gann's novel; decades of legal nonsense kept this film from being viewed.

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Walter Abel
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Louis Jean Heydt
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Darryl Hickman
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Allyn Joslyn
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Jimmy Lydon
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Sean McClory
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Bob Steele
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Carl Switzer
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John Wayne
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CAST

John Wayne   ...   Capt. Dooley
Co-Starring
Lloyd Nolan   ...   Stutz
Walter Abel   ...   Col. Fuller
James Arness   ...   McMullen
Andy Devine   ...   Moon
With
Allyn Joslyn   ...   J. H. Handy
Jimmy Lydon   ...   Murray
Harry Carey, Jr.   ...   Hunt
Hal Baylor   ...   Stankowski
Sean McClory   ...   Frank Lovatt
Wally Cassell   ...   D'Annunzia
Gordon Jones   ...   Walrus
and
Frank Fenton   ...   Capt. Turner
Robert Keys   ...   Maj. Ditson
Sumner Getchell   ...   Lt. Cord
Regis Toomey   ...   Sgt. Harper
Paul Fix   ...   Miller
Jim Dugan   ...   Gidley
George Chandler   ...   Rene
Louis Jean Heydt   ...   Fitch
Bob Steele   ...   Wilson
Darryl Hickman   ...   Swanson
Mike Connors   ...   Gainer
Carl Switzer   ...   Hopper
Cass Gidley   ...   Stannish
Herbert Anderson   ...   Breezy
Tony De Mario   ...   Ogden

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