Island in the Sky

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Island in the Sky ★★★ 1953

When a transport plane crashes in an isolated area of Labrador, the captain (Wayne) must keep his crew alive long enough for them to be rescued. Long-awaited release has all the rugged manliness you'd expect of a Wayne flick. Faithful adaptation successfully conveys the increasing desperation and sense of doom of the crew and the would-be rescuers. 109m/B DVD . John Wayne, Lloyd Nolan, Walter Abel, James Arness, Andy Devine, Allyn Joslyn, Jimmy Lydon, Harry Carey Jr., Hal Baylor, Sean McClory, Wally Cassell, Gordon Jones, Frank Fenton, Regis Toomey, Paul Fix, George Chandler, Louis Jean Heydt, Darryl Hickman, Mike Connors, Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer, Ann Doran, Fess Parker; D: William A. Wellman; W: Ernest K. Gann; C: Archie Stout; M: Emil Newman.