No Highway in the Sky (1951)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama  |   Release Date - Jun 28, 1951 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom , United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur

Henry Koster directs the 1951 aviation drama No Highway in the Sky, based on the novel by Nevil Shute. James Stewart stars as Theodore Honey, a widower and single parent to 11-year-old Elspeth (Janette Scott). He's also an absent-minded engineer who has formed a scientific theory about metal fatigue in a specific model of aircraft. He tries to convince British Airways that their airplanes will come apart after a certain amount of miles, but no one believes him. Then administrator Dennis Scott (Jack Hawkins) sends him on a flying mission to investigate a crash site in Newfoundland. Along the way, he meets stewardess Marjorie Corder (Glynnis Johns) and movie star Monica Teasdale (Marlene Dietrich).

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aircraft, aviation, scientist, single-parent