Zero Hour! (1957) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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.
Zero Hour! (1957) - 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.