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Whem a passenger plane crash lands at a local airport, bystanders and first responders are shocked to find there is no one aboard.
Much of the climatic action takes place on RKO's famous Victorian staircase, built for Orson Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons. A year before, star Tom Conway made a fateful climb up it in Val Lewton's The Cat People.
Stanley Harris Palmer:
How do I get into it?
offscreen hijacker: You oughta know. You make 'em for the government.
At the start of the film when the airliner is shown crashing the model is of a conventional small twin-engined airliner. In the live action shots after the crash it has the unusual twin horizontal tail structures supported by several vertical surfaces of the Capelis XC-12, also used in Five Came Back (1939).