Flight That Disappeared (1961)

“No. I’m just a suspicious type. The guys up front know what they’re doing.” – Tom Endicott

Number of Times Seen – 1 (23 Nov 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A plane mysteriously disappears off radar and the passengers try to figure out what is happening to them.

My Take on it – This is a film that I came across by accident while doing a simple search on a friends website earlier this week.

Tnx to Todd of The Forgotten Filmcast for inadvertently suggesting this to me.

The premise sounded intriguing, so I decided to give it a shot.

The whole way through, I felt as if I was watching an episode of The Twilight Zone instead of a full movie and was waiting for some sci-fi explanation about what is truly happening to these characters.

The story does a nice job focusing on the sci-fi aspect pf the story and keeping it quite intriguing throughout.

The questions that this film raises are great philosophical ones that can be pondered for so long after the credits roll.

The problem here is that this film is a bit too long and it would probably work even better as a half hour episode of The aforementioned Twilight Zone or something similar.

The film feels too padded along the way with extraneous story lines that have very little bearing on the overall concept and that gets a bit tiresome since the viewer expects for these other story lines to be expanded along the way and they are left completely open ended.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – This low budget film uses stock shots of the aircraft in flight. However, during the flight, the aircraft magically changes to various models of the Douglas DC series. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)


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