At zero time

At time zero (Zero Hour!) Is an American film directed by Hall Bartlett , released in 1957 .


As a result of food poisoning affecting his crew, a plane flight turns into a disaster and the aircraft is left unmanned.

Technical sheet

  • Title: At zero time
  • Original title: Zero Hour!
  • Director: Bartlett Hall
  • Writers: Arthur Hailey , Bartlett Hall , John C. Champion
  • Producers: John C. Champion, Bartlett Hall (uncredited)
  • Production Company: Bartlett-Champion Productions, Carmel Productions and Delta Enterprises Inc.
  • Distribution Company: Paramount Pictures
  • Music: Ted Dale
  • Director of Photography: John F. Warren
  • Editing: John C. Fuller
  • Artistic direction: Boris Leven
  • Set decorator: Ross Dowd
  • Costumes: Eddie Armand
  • Sound Engineers: Lyle Figland, Charles Grenzbach
  • Country: United States
  • English language
  • Genre: Disaster movie
  • Color: Black and White – 35 mm – 1.85: 1 – Mono sound (Westrex Recording System)
  • Duration: 81 minutes
  • Release dates: United States :  ; France : 


  • Dana Andrews : Lieutenant Ted Stryker
  • Linda Darnell : Ellen Stryker
  • Sterling Hayden : Captain Martin Treleaven
  • Elroy Hirsch : Captain Bill Wilson
  • Geoffrey Toone : Dr. Baird
  • Jerry Paris : Tony Decker
  • Peggy King : Janet Turner
  • Charles Quinlivan : Harry Burdick
  • Carole Eden : me Joan Wilson
  • Katherine Warren (uncredited): me Purdy

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The film is almost entirely parodied by the latest and best-known humorous film: Is there a pilot on the plane? , the two main heroes wearing exactly the same names (Ted Stryker and Elaine).

At zero time is in fact a remake of a Canadian TV movie aired in 1956, Flight Into Danger . The film, rather obscure, was not sold in VHS , but a DVD version was released on June 26, 2007 . The rights of the film were bought by the production of Is there a pilot on the plane? , giving them the power to re-use the script in its near totality.

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