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Island in the Sky
- John Wayne

Overview - Along with THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY, John Wayne's thrilling survival epic ISLAND IN THE SKY is a Duke classic long held out of print by a legal dispute with the star's family. While both films were directed by William Wellman with a script adapted by aviation writer Ernest K.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Along with THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY, John Wayne's thrilling survival epic ISLAND IN THE SKY is a Duke classic long held out of print by a legal dispute with the star's family. While both films were directed by William Wellman with a script adapted by aviation writer Ernest K. Gann from his own novel, this little-seen gem follows former WWII army pilot Captain Dooley (Wayne) as his transport plane runs out of fuel and crash lands in the icy tundras of the Canadian Arctic. It isn't long before Dooley and his surviving crew members face a limited food supply, below-zero temperatures, primitive radio equipment, and nearly impossible odds as they wait (and hope) for rescue. Walter Abel, Lloyd Nolan, James Arness, Andy Devine, and Harry Carey Jr. round out the star-studded cast, while dual cinematographers Archie Stout and William H. Clothier perfectly capture the vast expanses of snow-covered bleakness in crisp black-and-white photography that virtually gleams in this lovingly restored and remastered edition.

Cast List

James Lydon
Regis Toomey - American Actor
James Arness - American Television Actor
James Aurness - American Television Actor
Walter Abel - American Actor
John Wayne - Oscar winning actor, TRUE GRIT, SANDS OF IWO JIMA
Marion Michael Morrison - Oscar winning actor, TRUE GRIT, SANDS OF IWO JIMA
Duke Morrison - Oscar winning actor, TRUE GRIT, SANDS OF IWO JIMA
William Wellman - American Director, THE OX-BOW INCIDENT (1943)
William A. Wellman - American Director, THE OX-BOW INCIDENT (1943)
William Augustus Wellman - American Director, THE OX-BOW INCIDENT (1943)
Andy Devine - American Character Actor
Louis Jean Heydt - American Character Actor, GONE WITH THE WIND, THE BIG SLEEP
Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer - American child actor, LITTLE RASCALS series
Alfalfa - American child actor, LITTLE RASCALS series
Wally Cassell - Actor/"Sands Of Iwo Jima"
Hugo Friedhofer - American Composer/ D. 1981
Hal Baylor - Actor
Lloyd Nolan - American actor, MICHAEL SHAYNE series
Paul Fix - Marshall Micah Torrance of TV's "The Rifleman"
William Clothier - American Director of Photography
William H. Clothier - American Director of Photography
James Basevi - Production Designer/Efx
Robert Fellows - American Producer
Sean McClory - Supporting Actor
Ernest K. Gann - American Novelist
Allyn Joslyn - American Character Actor
Ralph Dawson - Oscar Winning American Film Editor
Archie Stout - American Cinematographer
Archibald Stout - American Cinematographer
A.J. Stout - American Cinematographer

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Color Format: B&W
  • UPC: 097360289343
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: February 2014

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Based On A Novel

 
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Reviews:
"A solid little film..." - 08/02/2005 New York Times, p.E5

 
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