Zero Hour!

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Zero Hour! ★★½ 1957

Passengers and crew aboard an airliner become sick from food poisoning and the only way to avoid disaster is to find someone on board who can fly the plane—and hasn't had fish for dinner! Yep, it's the film that inspired the classic spoof “Airplane!” And for that, it deserves an extra half bone. 81m/B DVD . Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Sterling Hayden, Geoffrey Toone, Jerry Paris, Peggy King, Charles Quinlivan, Patricia Tiernan, Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch, Willis Bouchey, Robert Stevenson, Mary Newton; D: Hall Bartlett; W: Hall Bartlett, John C. Champion, Arthur Hailey; C: John F. Warren; Nar: William Conrad.