Engine trouble causes an Athens-bound passenger jet to divert to Beirut for a 24-hour layover. "There is no reason to worry," the pilot announces. But a covert involvement with a gold-smuggling cartel puts the lives of all the crew in danger.
Engine trouble causes an Athens-bound passenger jet to divert to Beirut for a 24-hour layover. "There is no reason to worry," the pilot announces. Perhaps there's no reason while in flight, but there are plenty of reasons on the ground: a crewmember's covert involvement with a gold-smuggling cartel puts the lives of all the crew in danger.
Lex Barker, the handsome star who reigned as the screen's Tarzan from 1949 to 1953, and movie legend Mickey Rooney headline this tale of jet-set intrigue. Adding to the tale's international flavor and eye-filling appeal are film locations in colorful Beirut, "the Paris of the Middle East," and in the ancient, historically significant site of Byblos.
This all-star crime caper stars Mickey Rooney as an American airline purser whose greed gets the better of him. During a 24-hour layover in Beirut, he transports a cache of stolen goods, which brings him to the attention of a smuggler (Walter Slezak). Lex Barker is the pilot who reluctantly tries to bail the avaricious Rooney out.
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