SKU 6749

BAILOUT AT 43,000 (1957)

Directed by Francis D. Lyon Screenplay by Paul Monash Produced by Howard Pine William C. Thomas John Payne as Major Paul Peterson Karen Steele as Carol Peterson Paul Kelly as Colonel Hughes Richard Eyer as Kit Peterson Constance Ford as Mrs. Frances Nolan Eddie Firestone as Captain Mike Cavallero Adam Kennedy as Lieutenant Ed Simmons Gregory Gaye as Dr. Franz Gruener Steven Ritch as Major Irv Goldman Richard Crane as Captain Jack Nolan

Colonel William Hughes asks Major Paul Peterson to join a team at the Air Research and Development Command, conducting tests on a downward ejection seat for bombardiers in the new Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber. The first tests used articulated dummies, but human test subjects are needed. The first volunteer, Captain Mike Cavallero, suffers a broken neck when his parachute opens too early. He survives the test but is hospitalized. The next subject is Lieutenant Edward Simmons, to be followed by Paul. When Mike is suddenly rushed to hospital with an appendicitis attack, Paul moves up. Worried because he has a wife and son, Paul is reluctant to go, but then finds out that Captain Nolan has been killed in a B-47 crash, and as the bombardier, he might not have been able to escape the aircraft. 

DVD-R is in English with no subtitles. Approx. 79 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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