An empty reshaping of GRAND HOTEL, held together by disaster in the sky.
Heflin smuggles a bomb on board, then blows himself out of an airborne jet, which limps along for more than two hours looking for a place to land while a score of passengers' lives are capsulized. Frantic ground people sweat over microphones and runway equipment, desperately trying to move a
stalled plane on the only runway available (during a blizzard!) while ground crew chief Kennedy blathers heroically.
The film cost more than $10 million, and Universal chiefs held their breath. They need not have worried; the production soared beyond a $45 million gross and spawned three, progressiv...