Blinding snow threatens to send a jetliner hurtling toward doom. But Captain Pete Douglass (David Janssen, TV’s The Fugitive) has more than a snowstorm to battle when an armed madman turns the fuselage into a shooting gallery and his fellow passengers into clay pigeons. Made in the era of Airport, The Towering Inferno and more epics of disaster, Mayday at 40,000 Feet! is piloted by three-time Emmy-winning director Robert Butler. Butler isn’t the only award recipient aboard the project: Best Actor Oscar winners** Ray Milland and Broderick Crawford are among those flying straight into peril. From Warner Brothers!Read More »
A 1969 film starring Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Joe Flynn and William Schallert. It was produced by Walt Disney Productions and distributed by Buena Vista Distribution Company as part of “The Last Laughs of the 1960s”.
It was one of several films made by Disney using the setting of Medfield College, first used in the 1961 Disney film The Absent-Minded Professor and its sequel Son of Flubber. Now You See Him Now You Don’t and The Strongest Man in the World, both sequels to The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, were also set at Medfield.
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