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ILLUSTRATED: PUNCH, 11 NOVEMBER 1953, PAGE 589
EXHIBITED: 'THE ILLUSTRATORS. THE BRITISH ART OF ILLUSTRATION 1800-2013'
NOVEMBER 2013 - JANUARY 2014, NO 326
Ernest K Gann based the screenplay for Island in the Sky (William A Wellman, USA, 1953) on his novel of the same name. Considered one of the classic aviation films, it concerns a commercial plane that goes down in uncharted Canadian tundra, in deepest winter. A search sets out to find Capt Dooley (John Wayne) and his team.