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Island in the Sky

Island in the Sky
Movie: Island in the Sky(1953)[tt0045919] A C-47 transport plane, named the Corsair, makes a forced landing in the frozen wastes of Quebec, and the plane's pilot, Captain Dooley, must keep his men alive in deadly conditions while waiting for rescue.
Title Island in the Sky
Release Date 9 November 1953 (UK)
Runtime
Genres Adventure, Drama
Production Companies Wayne-Fellows Productions
John Wayne
John Wayne...
Capt. Dooley...
Lloyd Nolan
Lloyd Nolan...
Captain Stutz...
Walter Abel
Walter Abel...
Col. Fuller...
James Arness
James Arness...
Mac McMullen...
Andy Devine
Andy Devine...
Willie Moon...
Allyn Joslyn
Allyn Joslyn...
J.H. Handy...
Jimmy Lydon
Jimmy Lydon...
Murray (as James...
Harry Carey Jr.
Harry Carey Jr....
Ralph Hunt...
Hal Baylor
Hal Baylor...
Stankowski...
Sean McClory
Sean McClory...
Frank Lovatt...
Wally Cassell
Wally Cassell...
D'Annunzia...
Gordon Jones
Gordon Jones...
Walrus...
Frank Fenton
Frank Fenton...
Capt. Turner...
Sumner Getchell
Sumner Getchell...
Lt. Cord...

Reviews

maxepr on 5 March 2004
This is based on a true story and I had the priviledge to fly with the co-pilot of that trip of Feb 3, 1943. His comment was that he didn't like the movie because they showed the co-pilot dieing in the movie. On Feb. 3, 1993,50th annaversary of the downing of the B-24 liberator/cargo version, I flew directly over Lac O'connor flying a trip from Frankfurt, Germany to Chicago, Ill. The Lat. and Long. is roughly N54:20 and W74:30. The movie didn't tell the whole story;although, very well done. There was a Northeast Airlines DC-3 down also. When they first found O'Connor and his crew, the NE Airline pilot thought he could just land and pick them up. When he touched down, he was buried in snow. They spent exactly 2 mos on the lake. They were flown out on April 3, 1943. If you can find a book by James Mangan called westward....... something or other, has a very factual run down. Try the C.R. Smith museum in Ft. Worth, TX.

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