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Non-Stop New York (1937)

A young woman finds herself as the intended victim of a murder plot on a transatlantic flight from London to New York.

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Robert Stevenson

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Ken Attiwill (novel), Roland Pertwee (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Loder ... Inspector Jim Grant
Anna Lee ... Jennie Carr
Francis L. Sullivan ... Hugo Brant (as Francis Sullivan)
Frank Cellier ... Sam Pryor
Desmond Tester ... Arnold James
Athene Seyler ... Aunt Veronica
William Dewhurst ... Mortimer
Drusilla Wills Drusilla Wills ... Mrs. Carr
Jerry Verno Jerry Verno ... Steward
James Pirrie James Pirrie ... Billy Cooper
Ellen Pollock Ellen Pollock ... Miss Harvey
Arthur Goullet Arthur Goullet ... Henry Abel
Peter Bull ... Spurgeon
Tony Quinn Tony Quinn ... Harrigan
H.G. Stoker H.G. Stoker ... Captain
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A young woman finds herself as the intended victim of a murder plot on a transatlantic flight from London to New York.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood Oath See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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(At around 30 mins) There is a reference to pounds and guineas. It may be helpful to all that "five guineas" meant, in 1937, five pounds plus five shillings (each guinea being a pound plus one shilling). Thus, the negotiations in that scene in the film were concluded with: "Five pounds" and "five bob for the missus." (A "bob" was the nickname for a shilling) A witty comment it was, in context, notwithstanding that the concept of "the missus" is rather outdated nowadays! Pre-decimal currency remains complicated, even in the UK, in retrospect. See more »

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One of those obscure little gems of cinema
3 September 2008 | by Oblomov-2See all my reviews

I first heard of Non-stop New York while browsing, of all things, the Aurum Encyclopaedia of Science Fiction films. The only reason that this film was included in that book was because it is 'futuristic' by 3 years; it was made in 1937 while the main action takes place in 1940. One interesting point is that the filmmakers did not know that WW2 had started by then and so there is no mention of it.

For some reason, the film is very obscure, only 39 viewers (including me) having voted for it on IMDb at the time of this writing. But is a fast moving little thriller full of incisive British wit. The film is so quintessentially British that one cannot help but notice that even the 'Americans' are local actors wincing with their attempts at transatlantic accents. But for this one minor flaw, the film is thoroughly enjoyable with perfect casting and good, if lightweight performances. An added bonus, certainly from my own perspective, is that most of the action takes place on board a Transatlantic Clipper, one of those seaplanes that were so glamorous in the 1930s. A definite Collector's item and I am the proud owner of a good quality VHS tape.


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