Flight That Disappeared


1h 11m 1961

Brief Synopsis

Aliens kidnap three Earth scientists to convince them to oppose nuclear warfare.

Film Details

Genre
Adventure
Sci-Fi
Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 13 Sep 1961
Production Company
Harvard Film Corp.
Distribution Company
United Artists
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 11m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

Nuclear scientists Tom Endicott, Dr. Morris, and Marcia Paxton are flying to Washington, D. C., for discussions with Pentagon officials on testing a powerful super-bomb they have developed. En route their plane suddenly soars into space at such a dizzying pace that all the passengers except the three scientists lose consciousness. When the plane stops, the trio find themselves on a cloud-shrouded plateau far beyond the earth's atmosphere. They are confronted by a mysterious figure who leads them before a jury representing the unborn generations of the future. After being accused of plotting to devastate the earth, the scientists are sentenced to remain forever suspended in time. A sage intervenes, however, to remind the jury that its decision will have no effect on the fate of mankind, since only prayer can save the human race. The three scientists are permitted to reboard the plane and miraculously land in Washington. At first the scientists believe that they have experienced a hallucination, but when they realize they are 24 hours overdue, they destroy their plans for the super-bomb and vow never to talk of their strange adventure.

Film Details

Genre
Adventure
Sci-Fi
Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 13 Sep 1961
Production Company
Harvard Film Corp.
Distribution Company
United Artists
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 11m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Black and White

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