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Out of circulation for a quarter-century following the death of producer-star John Wayne, Island in the Sky is a tale of survival focused on the pilot (Wayne) and crew of a DC-3 forced to crashland somewhere in the uncharted Canadian wilderness, and the fellow airmen (Lloyd Nolan, James Arness, Andy Devine, Paul Fix) determined to find them before hunger and the 70-below winter do them in. The movie, set in the post-WWII era when military and commercial aviation were still intertwined, was written by bestselling novelist Ernest K. Gann and directed by William A. Wellman, an aviation-movie veteran whose Wings won the first-ever Academy Award (192728).

Special Features

* Introduction by Leonard Maltin
* Featurettes:
* Dooley's Down
* The Making of Island in the Sky
* Flight School - The Art of Aerial Photography
* Ernest K. Gann: Adventurer, Author, Artist
* Flying for Uncle Sam
* The John Wayne Stock Company: Harry Carey, Jr.
* Theatrical Trailer
* Introduction to "Gunsmoke" TV promo
* Batjac Montage
* Newsreel Footage of Premiere
* Photo Gallery

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PA028934 Island in the Sky DVD (1953/John Wayne) $12.99