Island In The Sky

Paramount Pictures   (1953) / Region 1
Island In The Sky

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The call goes out: "Dooley's down!"

The frozen, unforgiving terrain of subarctic Canada is the setting as screen giant John Wayne heads an all-star cast in this meticulously restored adventure drama. Set after World War II, Wayne play Dooley, a former army pilot flying transport missions, who is to crash-land his fuel-starved plane on a frozen lake after is strays from its course. A desperate game of survival begins as Dooley and his men confront a meager food supply, limited shelter, inadequate clothing, a primitive emergency radio transmitter and an impending arctic storm. Meanwhile, Dooley's fellow pilots and their crews launch a seemingly overwhelming air search of the bleak, uncharted landscape - grimly realizing that the rescue of the missing men diminishes with each tick of the clock. Lloyd Nolan, Walter Abel, James Arness, Andy Devine, and Harry Carey, Jr. also star in this engrossing tale of bravery, hope and survival of the human spirit.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added May 18 2005
  • Production Year 1953
  • Empire SKU 688837
  • UPC Code 097360289343
  • Studio  Paramount Pictures
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


Introduction by Leonard Maltin
Commentary by Leonard Maltin, William Wellman Jr., Darryl Hickman, James Lydon and Vincent Longo
Dooley's Down: The Making of Island In The Sky
Ernest K. Gann - Adventurer, Author & Artist
Flight School - The Art of Aerial Cinematography
The John Wayne Stock Company: Harry Carey Jr.,br>
Flying For Uncle Sam
Theatrical Trailer
Introductionto Gunsmoke TV Promo
Batjac Montage
Photo Gallery


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 B&W

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