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Zero Hour! (1957) -- (Movie Clip) Crazy About Planes Decker (Jerry Paris!) and stewardess Janet (Peggy King) lead into Stryker (Dana Andrews) introducing Joey (Raymond Ferrell) to pilot Wilson (NFL Hall of Famer Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch) in Zero Hour!, 1957, which was famously the basis for Airplane!, 1980.
Zero Hour! (1957) -- (Movie Clip) Picked The Wrong Week No mention of sniffing glue but Treleaven (Sterling Hayden), summoned from a Vancouver night club 45 minutes into the picture, makes his feelings known to flight controller Burdick (Charles Quinlivan) in the airliner-crisis drama Zero Hour!, spoofed in Airplane, 1980.
Zero Hour! (1957) -- (Movie Clip) On April 10th 1945 That's William "Cannon" Conrad narrating as injured pilot Ted Stryker (Dana Andrews) foreshadows Airplane!, 1980, and converses with an RCAF doctor (Willis Bouchey) in Zero Hour!, 1957.
Zero Hour! (1957) -- (Movie Clip) Put Stryker On! Sterling Hayden (as "Treleaven") and Dana Andrews (as "Ted Stryker") are giving Lloyd Bridges and Robert Hays (in Airplane, 1980) plenty to work with in the airliner-crisis thriller Zero Hour!, 1957.
Zero Hour! (1957) -- (Movie Clip) That's Not Important Stupendous for fans of Airplane!, 1980, starting in the cabin with Dana Andrews and family, then in the cockpit with Captain Wilson (Elroy Hirsch), Geoffrey Toone (as Dr. Baird) in the Leslie Nielsen role, delivers the landmark line about fish to stewardess Janet (Peggy King) in Zero Hour!, 1957.
Hotel (1967) -- (Movie Clip) I Detest You! Quick look at many in the all-star cast, Richard Conte as house detective Dupere looking into a car accident, Rod Taylor as his manager McDermott, Merle Oberon and Michael Rennie as the duke and duchess hiding we're-not-sure-what, Karl Malden the thief, in Hotel, 1967, from an Arthur Hailey novel.
Hotel (1967) -- (Movie Clip) I Need Men Like You Another intrepid single location shot by director Richard Quine, as buyout mogul O’Keefe (Kevin McCarthy, with aides Clinton Sundberg and Jack Donner) comes after New Orleans hotel manager McDermott (Rod Taylor) with an offer, in Hotel, 1967, from the Arthur Hailey novel that was also the basis for the 1980’s ABC TV series.
Hotel (1967) -- (Movie Clip) Too Damn Good For That Vulture! Early scene, loyal young manager McDermott (Rod Taylor) visits his boss Trent (Melvyn Douglas), owner of the struggling St. Gregory in New Orleans. in Hotel, 1967, from an Arthur Hailey novel.
Hotel (1967) -- (Movie Clip) We Invoke Thy Blessing Character sketching from Arthur Hailey’s novel, as hotel buyout artist O’Keefe (Kevin McCarthy), on site in New Orleans, with assistants Clinton Sundberg and Jack Donner, and with cutaways to his disinterested French mistress (Catherine Spaak), goes biblical, in Hotel, 1967.
Airport (1970) -- (Movie Clip) I'm His Disaster Insurance Barbara Hale is the sister of airport manager Bakersfield (Burt Lancaster), who doesn’t like his playboy brother-in-law pilot Demerest (Dean Martin), whom she’s just dropped off, and who scampers out to see his stewardess girlfriend Gwen (Jacqueline Bisset), in the disaster-melodrama hit Airport, 1970.
Airport (1970) -- (Movie Clip) He's Got A Bomb! Stewardess Gwen (Jacqueline Bisset) and pilot Demerest (Dean Martin) are actually in league with elderly stowaway Mrs. Quonsett (Helen Hayes), whom they’ve enlisted to help create a diversion because they know Guerrero (Van Heflin), sitting next to her, has a bomb, in Airport, 1970.
Young Doctors, The (1961) -- (Movie Clip) The Dead Teach The Living Senior pathologist Pearson (Fredric March, George Segal his aide) wowing the new nurses, his rival-in-waiting Coleman (Ben Gazzara) and nurse Cathy (Ina Balin) meeting outside, early in The Young Doctors, 1961.