This is a remarkable low-budget production from a talented cast and crew, with a plot anticipating that of Howard Hawks' ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS (1939) and Henri-Georges Clouzot's THE WAGES OF FEAR (1953). A group of self-exiled pilots have accepted the dangerous job of flying supplies
from a central base camp to isolated mines, using antiquated aircraft to power them over the rugged Andes mountains. The men are sequestered by boss Stevens in an austere, womanless compound (virtually a company town, its occupants enslaved by debt), but the potentially volatile situation is held
in check through the quiet strength of chief pilot Morris, who watches them fly to ultima...