June 10, 2019 Subject:
Non-Stop Flufff With Some Crime Thrown In
Yes, its entertaining enough to bother watching - that is if you can accept the premise that an impoverished man can enter a posh building and then an apt on a high floor, just for a chicken leg - and then is found by a down-on-her-luck, innocent, too-trusting-for words British chorus girl, invited up there by the handsome resident, for some ham and chicken - and then sees the group of gangsters who hustle her out of the apt . with a chicken leg of her own, before murdering the resident - and then finds that the police don't believe her story - neither those in the U.S. nor in England - and that she sneaks aboard an airliner - with an amazing outdoor flight deck - Amazing indeed!!! - to go back to the U.S. to save the tramp from an undeserved death sentence (no one believed him, either) - and happens to be on this plane with a vacationing police detective, a despicable, smooth-talking blackmailer AND the killer who had come to England to get rid of her, the only, sort of, witness to the murder - and a too-smart for words 10 year old concert violinist who would rather play saxophone. The girl is so trusting and naive, she would believe anyone who told her he was a scientist, when he tells her the moon is made of green cheese. After you get through all this, the last half hour gets down to being an interesting thriller, with a surprise ending.
October 8, 2012 Subject:
The usual love story with happy ending, a lot of humour and astonishing technical details. Who would expect an aeroplane which has cabins like a ship and a platform to go out during a flight? Amazing! A special bonus are the characters of the bad guys. Don't miss this fun.
July 27, 2011 Subject:
This is a snappy mystery/thriller of the "wrong man convicted" species, with a first-class cast. I didn't previously know the villain's name (Francis L. Sullivan), but I've seen him as the heavy in some other British movies, and he's great. He's sort of a Sydney Greenstreet type, a very evil villain.
The plot has some novel, unexpected twists, and the leading lady is winsome and likeable. All in all, a most enjoyable movie.
March 12, 2011 Subject:
It takes a little time to get things all set up in this story, but once that's done it's really a great ride, er, uh...flight.
Definitly hard to classify, it's a little noir, a little sci-fi (very little), a little romance, comedy...and on and on.
One of a kind.
Not a fantastic print, but I personally don't mind much.
Five stars for just plain fun.
February 23, 2011 Subject:
great for its age
considering this film is comming up 80 yo. it is a great film. romance, struggle, danger, mafia. a real thriller.
i think too the young boy in it was in hitchcocks movie sabotage.
Reviewer:Dr Feel Rotten
January 23, 2011 Subject:
An outdoor observation deck at 80,000 feet?
My that would be a tad chilly now wouldn't it especially over the North Atlantic in an evening gown.
But non-the-less it was still a very cool tale and worth every minute. Spine tingling, spills and chills and an annoying young chap who plays the sax and helps crack the case!
I classified it as mystery thriller on freeclassicflix.co.cc in case anyone wants to drop in.
November 18, 2010 Subject:
The Sci-Fi classification of this one is due to the strange conceptulization of a transatlantic aircraft - something of a cross between a zeppelin and an airplane. I suspect the original story had the passengers on a zeppelin and it became an airplane in a foolish attempt to modernize the story. Prepare yourself for a somewhat cool, breezy trip to the airplane's open air observation deck!
This mile a minute thriller is well worth watching. It's a charmer. 7/10
February 18, 2010 Subject:
Great movie better than Hitch!
Was astounded at the high quality story and actors, including a very young and pretty Anna Lee (Mrs. Quartermain of General Hospital) and the terrific Francis L. Sullivan, of Great Expectations and A Star is Born (speech coach). The characters are nicely dropped in one at a time.