Sir Richard Attenborough plays Ernest Tilley, a man who lost his daughter in a hit-and-run accident. He tracks down the man responsible for the accident and boards the same plane, threatening to blow up himself and everyone on board as an act of vengeance. What follows is an Airport-type movie with all the passengers having their own little subplots and fears.
Why Do You Want To Kill Me? The crisis of fear is faced by THIS BOY and his fellow passengers...Panicked by a demented man's desire for revenge!
20 November 1959 (Ireland)
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(Westrex Recording System)
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Did You Know?
Early in the film Stanley Baker has a conversation with one of his officers about having Zulu chiefs on a flight. A few years later he would be the lead in probably his biggest film role as lieutenant Chard in the film Zulu . See more
It is unrealistic to suggest that Tilley could have attached a bomb to the underside of the aircraft wing without being seen by ground crew, flight crew or other passengers. Apart from which the underside of the wing on the Tupolev would be too high to reach without a step or platform. See more
If I don't do something soon, I'll explode.
Composed and Sung by Marty Wilde
Song Lyrics written by Cy Endfield See more