- Zero Hour!
name = Zero Hour!
caption = Promotional film poster
John C. Champion Hall Bartlett
Dana Andrews Linda Darnell
Ted Dale Arthur Hamilton
John F. Warren
John C. Fuller
November 13, 1957
runtime = 81 min.
country = U.S.
language = English
imdb_id = 0051221
"Zero Hour!" is a
1957movie written by Arthur Hailey, starring Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, and Sterling Hayden. "Zero Hour!" served as the basis for the much more widely known spoof " Airplane!". The film was a remake of Hailey's 1956 Canadian Broadcasting Corporationplay " Flight into Danger". Hailey also co-wrote a novel with John Castlebased on the same premise, titled "Flight Into Danger: Runway Zero-Eight" (1958).
The rights to the movie were purchased by the makers of the
1980parody film " Airplane!", and they were able to use the screenplay almost verbatim. In later years, the film was acquired by Warner Bros.Pictures. The film was released on DVDby Warner Home Videoon June 26, 2007.
Dana Andrews.... Lt. Ted Stryker
Linda Darnell.... Ellen Stryker
Sterling Hayden.... Captain Martin Treleaven
Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch.... Capt. Bill Wilson, Pilot
Geoffrey Toone.... Dr. Baird
Jerry Paris.... Tony Decker
Peggy King.... Stewardess Janet Turner
Charles Quinlivan.... Harry Burdick
Patricia Tiernan.... Mrs. Joan Wilson (as Carole Eden)
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