Non-Stop New York

Non-Stop New York

Anna Lee
Director: Robert Stevenson Cast: Anna Lee
Anna Lee
, John Loder
John Loder
, Frank Cellier
Frank Cellier
Robert Stevenson


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While W.C. Fields poked fun at the asinine notion of a high-speed airplane with an open observation deck in Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941), the producers of the futuristic British melodrama Non-Stop New York (1937) take this notion quite seriously. The film's setpiece is a streamlined luxury plane designed for transatlantic passenger flight (something that would not become a common occurrence until 1940). Anna Lee plays a chorus girl whose has been targeted for extermination by the London underworld because she can provide an alibi for a murder suspect. The police won't believe her, but that doesn't dissuade the syndicated hit men. Seeking escape, Lee stows away on a plane bound for New York; the gangsters follow, overpower the pilots, and parachute from the plane, leaving Lee and the passengers helplessly hurtling through the clouds. The day is saved by detective John Loder, who'd also boarded the plane in search of Lee. The climax involves an aerial fistfight on the wing of the speeding plane. If you believe this sequence, chances are you'll swallow whole the rest of Non-Stop New York: if not, you'll have a grand old time all the same. The script by (among others) Curt Siodmak and Roland Pertwee was based on Sky Steward, a novel by Ken Attiwill.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/05/2002
UPC: 0644827228522
Original Release: 1937
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 35,190

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anna Lee Jennie Carr
John Loder Inspector Jim Grant
Frank Cellier Sam Pryor
Desmond Tester Arnold James
William Dewhurst Mortimer
James Pirrie Billy Cowper
Francis L. Sullivan Hugo Brandt
Drusilla Wills Mrs. Carr
Jerry Verno Steward
Athene Seyler Aunt Veronica
Ellen Pollock Miss Harvey
Arthur Goullet Henry Abel
Peter Bull Spurgeon
Tony Quinn Harrigan
Albert Chevalier Actor
Athol Fleming Actor
Alf Goddard Actor
Danny Green Actor
Bryan Herbert Actor
Jack Lester Actor
Andrea Malandrinos Actor
Phyllis Morris Actor
Percy Parsons Actor
Frederick Piper Actor
Edward Ryan Actor
Alexander Sarner Actor
Tom Scott Actor
Roy Smith Actor
Hal Walters Actor
Billy Watts Actor
Sam Wilkinson Actor
Aubrey Pollock Actor
H.G. Stoker Captain

Technical Credits
Robert Stevenson Director
Michael Balcon Producer
Al Barnes Editor
E.V.H. Emmett Screenwriter
Mutz Greenbaum Cinematographer
Norman Hartnell Costumes/Costume Designer
J.O.C. Orton Screenwriter
Roland Pertwee Screenwriter
Curt Siodmak Screenwriter
Derek N. Twist Screenwriter

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