The Stolen Airliner facts for kids
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|Directed by||Don Sharp|
|Produced by||Howard Thomas|
|Music by||Philip Green|
|Editing by||Eily Boland|
|Studio||Children's Film Foundation
Associated British Pathé
The Stolen Airliner is a 1955 British Children's Film Foundation production, directed by Don Sharp and starring Fella Edmonds, Diana Day, and Michael Maguire. It was based on John Pudney's adventure story for boys, Thursday Adventure (1955).
It was Don Sharp's debut film as director following his decision to abandon acting. According to Anthony Hayward the film "demonstrated his ability to keep the action fast-paced".
An international gang of revolutionaries hijack a plane which is being guarded by three young air cadets. The crooks are overpowered in midair, and the Royal Air Force eventually comes to the rescue.
- Fella Edmonds - Fred
- Diana Day - Anne
- Michael Maguire - John
- Peter Dyneley - Uncle George
- Nicola Braithwaite - Kitty
- Ballard Berkeley - Mr. Head
- Iris Russell - Mrs. Head
- David King-Wood - Controller
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