Unless I *am* thinking of something else, which means I've been meaning to watch something else since then instead.
", Other reviews noted, "Somewhat talky with a lot of technical jargon thrown into the screenplay (based on actual events), ... a fairly straightforward drama aided by a top notch cast of familiar Brit character actors. He is found to have been at fault after his Phoenix 1 jetliner crashed on takeoff from (the fictional) Ranjibad airport, killing his co-pilot.
Little seen today, especially in it's original 'scope ratio, this deserves more recognition. A flying instructor investigates a series of mysterious aircraft accidents blamed on one pilot and finds evidence which may clear the unfortunate suspect's name. ", "Best of! Looking for some great streaming picks? Sign in to manage your newsletter preferences. "TV Guide, however, was not impressed. The film Cone of Silence represented his concern that human factors were being ignored in the aviation industry. Trouble in the Sky
Anonymous. The film is about the investigation into a series of crashes involving the fictional 'Atlas Aviation Phoenix' jetliner. But just as you think they're going to be the guys you need to be…. An undistinguished action vehicle for Chuck Norris, this time playing a maverick cop (a real stretch for him) who has to battle a street war between rival drug dealers. After helping the local police with some horse thieves, a Texas Ranger aims at a drug lord with arms trade as well. Danny was lucky 3 years ago at the arrest of Terror, a serial killer of young women. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. A British aircraft engineer accidentally kills his daughter's nasty foreign boyfriend and then tries to cover up his deed. Braddock Lee suits his role…, In Britain, at the dawn of jet-powered commercial aviation, an aircraft manufacturer tries to shift the blame from mechanical failure to pilot error when its newest jet airliner has a series of accidents, I recently acquired copies of both Michael Weldon's Psychotronic Encyclopedia and Psychotronic Video Guide and this list is all films…, Using IMDb as a reference, I've complied a list of everything I could find on Letterboxd that features at least…, An attempt to catalogue all the films shown on Talking Pictures TV in the UK, NOTE - This list is several years old now so many titles will…, Best Posters on Letterboxd. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5. Since then I've been meaning to watch this. A new version of the Cone of Silence appears in the 2008 Get Smart film. The pilot later dies in a crash with similar circumstances and an examiner looks for scientific reasons for the crashes. Gort's flying skills are again called into question when a piece of hedge is found wrapped around an undercarriage leg after an unusually low approach to Calcutta. Nothing's ever easy, is it? Beaty was an ex-military and commercial pilot with BOAC who became an expert on human error in aviation incidents and accidents. They're interested in the same woman and they're both into martial arts.
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A third crash is avoided by seconds when a message from the aircraft designer comes through to a crew about to take off in the same problematic weather conditions, advising them to add eight knots to the calculated unstick speed and keep the nose-wheel on the ground until just before unstick speed is reached. He is accused of rotating too early, increasing drag to such an extent that the aircraft could not achieve flying speed. And good it was, as it turns out! Captain George Gort (Bernard Lee) is a pilot for British Empire Airways, flying their route London – Rome – Cairo – Ranjibad – Calcutta – Singapore. A one-man army comes to the rescue of the United States when a spy attempts an invasion. ", Air-Britain Photographic Images: Avro 206 Ashton 3, WB493, Bristol Siddeley Engines, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cone_of_Silence_(film)&oldid=976346909, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 2 September 2020, at 13:11. A police robot called "Prowler" aides Cusack as he takes down the gangs. A seasoned pilot is condemned for an error which causes a crash. The film Cone of Silence represented his concern that human factors were being ignored in the aviation industry. I probably am remembering wrongly and I could be mistaking it for something else, but I'm sure this used to do the rounds on TCM back in the 1990s quite regularly. Drama, starring Peter Cushing, Michael Craig, Elizabeth Seal and George Sanders.
He wrote his first non-fiction work, The Human Factor in Aircraft Accidents, in 1969, and followed that with other works before he returned to the subject of his first non-fiction book in The Naked Pilot: The Human Factor in Aircraft Accidents (1991). It was the only full-scale aircraft seen in the film.