Island in the Sky
Island in the Sky (1953)

During WWII, an American civilian transport plane is forced into an emergency landing in the frozen wastes of Greenland. Captain John Wayne is faced not only with his own survival but that of his four crew members, none of whom are truly… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 5, 1953
DVD Release Date: August 2, 2005
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Emanuel Levy

Though not as good as The High and The Mighty, this similarly themed action-adventure of an aircraft crash, survival, and rescue is decently exceuted by the same team, helmer William Wellman and star John Wayne, who also produced through his company.

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Dennis Schwartz
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An easy to take 'boys out in the wilderness' tale.

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Christopher Null

an admirable film, particularly when you consider the technical challenges of making a film like this in 1953

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Dean McKenna
Tale of my third favourite idol, John Wayne as the pilot and his crew are forced to land his C-47 on the frozen, uncharted tundra of Labrador, is so talky and… More
Henrik Schunk
A slightly above average flight desaster film, which is mainly carried by John Wayne's stoic acting and strong lead. The movie depicts an airline… More