The rights to the movie were purchased by the makers of the 1980 parody film Airplane!, and they were able to use the screenplay almost verbatim.Commentary, Airplane! DVD In later years, the film was acquired by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film was released on DVD by Warner Home Video on June 26, 2007.
Bosley Crowther called it an "exciting contemplation of a frightening adventure in the skies" based on a "good terse script"..."Dana Andrews as the hero and Sterling Hayden as the captain are first-rate in these roles, keeping them hard and unrelenting." Time magazine called the script a "bloopy inflation of...... Read More