1952 Wings of Danger

Wings of Danger - 1952

Alternative title: Dead on Course

A Hammer production released by Exclusive Films (UK) and Lippert Films (USA)
Copyright MCMLII by Exclusive Films Ltd.
All characters in this photoplay are fictitious and bear no resemblance to any real person, living or dead
RCA Sound System
Made at Riverside Studios
Adapted from the novel "Dead on Course" by Elleston Trevor and Packham Webb

Black & White 73 minutes


When airline pilot Nick Talbot disappears after a plane crash and is presumed dead, his friend Van decides to investigate. He finds Nick very much alive and heavily involved with a gang of smugglers... Watch the trailer on YouTube


Screenplay by John Gilling
Art Director Andrew Mazzei
Editor James Needs
Recordist Bill Salter
Assistant Director Jimmy Sangster
Production Manager Arthur Barnes
Make-up Phil Leakey
Hair Stylist Bill Griffiths
Casting Michael Carreras
Musical Director Malcolm Arnold
Recorded by The London Philharmonic Orchestra
Director of Photography Walter Harvey
Camera Operator Peter Bryan
Produced by Anthony Hinds
Directed by Terence Fisher 


Van Zachary Scott
Nick Talbot Robert Beatty
Alexia Kay Kendall
Avril Naomi Chance
Boyd Spencer Arthur Lane
Maxwell Colin Tapley
Jeannette (introducing) Diane Cilento
Snell Harold Lang
Truscott Jack Allen
Talbot Ian Fleming
Doctor Douglas Muir
Nurse Sheila Raynor
Mrs C. Smith Courtney Hope
Duty Officer Nigel Neilson
Signal Operator Darcy Conyers
Receptionist Kathleen Stuart
Sam Anthony Miles
O'Gorman Laurie Taylor
Blonde June Ashley
Blonde June Mitchell
Blonde Natasha Sokolov


Zachary Scott was the American brought over for this one. A star of many Westerns, he had also played the title role in "The Mask of Dimitrios" (1944). Diane Cilento, introduced in this film, went on to marry Sean Connery and is the mother of his actor son, Jason.

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy - The Hammer Graveyard Collection