In No Highway in the Sky James Stewart plays an eccentric scientist who theorizes that Britain’s new Reindeer airplanes will disintegrate after 1440 hours in the air. Finding himself aboard one of the planes as it is reaching the stress point, he manages to convince an actress on board (Marlene Dietrich) of their danger.
No Highway in the Sky features main title music by Academy Award-winning composer Sir Malcom Arnold, however he decided against a screen credit since there is no score in the rest of the film.
Based on Nevil Shute’s novel.
Cast: James Stewart, Glynis Johns, Marlene Dietrich, Janette Scott, Jack Hawkins, Elizabeth Allan, Ronald Squire, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Bessie Love
Director: Henry Koster
Producer: Louis D. Lighton
Writers: R.C. Sherriff, Oscar Millard, Alec Coppel
Director of Photography: Georges Perinal
Costume Designer: Christian Dior
Art Director: C. P. Norman
Production Companies: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Century-Fox Productions
Release Date: 21 September 1951
Running Time: 98 minutes
Genres: Romance, Drama
Country: United States of America
Tagline: EXCITEMENT and SUSPENSE 18,000 Feet Over the Atlantic!