Dead on Course (1952)

Director
Terence Fisher

Main cast
Zachary Scott; Robert Beatty; Naomi Chance; Kay Kendall; Colin Tapley

Genres
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Description
A former pilot suffering from blackouts discovers that a fellow flyer is suspected of being mixed up with a web of smugglers. While searching for his missing buddy, he unwittingly becomes entangled in a morass of suspicion.


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