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Sky Liner (1949)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Drama | 28 July 1949 (USA)
FBI Agent Steve Blair finds himself caught up in Cold War espionage when he boards a plane heading west. Some sensitive papers have disappeared and Steve must keep tabs on a suspect without giving himself away.

Director:

William Berke (as Wm. Berke)

Writer:

Maurice Tombragel (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Travis ... FBI Agent Steve Blair
Pamela Blake ... Carol, TWA Stewardess
Rochelle Hudson ... Amy Winthrop
Steven Geray ... Bokejian
Steve Pendleton ... Smith (as Gaylord Pendleton)
Ralph Peters ... Joe Kirk
Michael Whalen ... Ben Howard
Greg McClure ... J.S. Conningsby
Lisa Ferraday ... Mariette Le Fare
Roy Butler Roy Butler ... Mr. Jennings
Jean Clark Jean Clark ... Mrs. Jennings
David Holt ... Buford
Dodie Bauer Dodie Bauer ... Grace Ward
William F. Leicester William F. Leicester ... Captain Fairchild - Pilot (as Wm. Leicester)
Herbert Evans ... Sir Harry Finneston
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FBI Agent Steve Blair finds himself caught up in Cold War espionage when he boards a plane heading west. Some sensitive papers have disappeared and Steve must keep tabs on a suspect without giving himself away.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 1949 (USA) See more »

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Lippert Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Two different TWA planes are used, although they're supposed to be the same plane. One is the Star of Cairo, with the Arabic translation beneath, and the other is the Star of France, with L'Etoile de France under it. See more »

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Noir in the skies!
7 December 2008 | by GunnSee all my reviews

Yet another gem in the Forgotten Noir Collection Vol. 4 DVD set. I'm quickly becoming a fan of the late director William Berke. Although he worked mostly in B-movies, he was one of the better directors in that field. He has a knack for pacing and getting the best out of actors, in this case no name thespians. These films are usually short, some just over an hour and others just under an hour, but Berke makes the best of low budgets and fast pacing. This film involves espionage in the air, on the Sky Liner of the title. It's definitely not typical noir, but it is decent little film. Richard Travis plays a sky marshal for the government tailing a spy network and the story goes on from there. The cast of no names is pretty good led by Rochelle Hudson, the always steady Herbert Evans, Steven Geray and others. The script is good so credit should be given Maurice Tombragel and John Wilste. At less than 50 minutes long, this is a surprising little treat.


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