Night Plane from Chungking (1942)

Genres - Adventure, Mystery, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Adventure  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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An adequate wartime filler, Night Plane from Chungking features Robert Preston as the captain of the titular aircraft. En route from Chungking to India, the plane crashes, leaving captain and passengers stranded in a jungle surrounded by Japanese troops. It has been learned that one of the passengers is a Nazi spy; Preston hopes it isn't the lovely Ellen Drew. Night Plane from Chungking was a remake of the earlier, and more expensive, Paramount adventure Shanghai Express, substituting planes for trains. When movie villains shifted from Nazis to Communists in the 1950s, the story was filmed once more as Peking Express (53).

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barnstorming, war, aerial, agent [representative], air-disaster, America, army, assignment, behind-enemy-lines, border [geographic], camp, captain [military], China, civilian, concentration-camp, disguise, enemy, escape, espionage, flight, flying, France, group, help, Japan, jungle, Nazism, officer, POW (Prisoner of War), priest, prison, wound [injury]