The Horror at 37,000 Feet (1973)

USA, 13 February 1973
35mm film, colour, 4:3
mono, English

An American horror television film directed by David Lowell Rich.

Plot Summary

Passengers aboard a trans-Atlantic flight are terrorised by a demonic force that escapes from an ancient altar being transported in the hold.


Directed by: David Lowell Rich
© MCMLXXIII [1973] Columbia Broadcasting Systems, Inc
A CBS Television Network production
Produced by: Anthony Wilson
Production Manager: Edward O. Denault
Unit Production Manager: R. Robert Rosenbaum
Teleplay by: Ron Austin and Jim Buchanan
From the story by V.X. Appleton
Director of Photography: Earl Rath
Film Editor: Bud S. Isaacs
Music by: Morton Stevens
Sound Mixer: Barry D. Thomas
Costumes by: Stephen Lodge, Paula Giokaris
Makeup: George Lane
Hair Stylist: Gloria Montemayor
Art Director: James Hulsey
Set Decorator: Harry Gordon
Assistant to the Producer: Peter J. Robinson
Filmed at CBS Studio Center, Studio City, California
Casting: Pam Polifroni

Chuck Connors (Captain Ernie Slade)
Buddy Ebsen (Glenn Farlee)
Tammy Grimes (Mrs Pinder)
Lyn Loring (Manya)
Jane Merrow (Sheila O’Neill)
France Nuyen (Annalik)
William Shatner (Paul Kovalik)
Roy Thinnes (Alan O’Neill)
Paul Winfield (Dr Enkalla)
Will Hutchins (Steve Holcomb)
Darleen Carr (Margot)
Brenda Benét (Sally)
Russell Johnson (Jim Hawley)
H.M. Wynant (Frank Driscoll)
Mia Bendixsen (Jodi)
Gerald Saunderson Peters (tractor loader)
Robert Donner (dispatcher)
Peter Ashton (clerk)
Veronica Anderson (2nd clerk)

See also
Airborne (2012)



  • Shock Cinema no.30 (2006) p.22 – review (by Mike Sullivan)


  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.200 – credits