Consolidated Airlines Flight 22 to Seattle looks like it’s going to be a routine flight—until the right engine blows. Even then, the captain is calm until the left engine light and bell go off. He attempts an emergency landing, and the plane crashes into a pier. With the help of a stewardess survived the crash, Sam McBane tries to figure out what caused the disaster. The answer he’s getting is that it’s just fate, but McBane doesn’t like that answer—and he’s more of a hunter than fate. —DVDverdict.com
Ralph Nelson (August 12, 1916 – December 21, 1987) was an American movie and television director, producer, writer, and actor.
Nelson was born in Long Island City, NY. He served in the Army Air Corps as a flight instructor in World War II. Nelson directed the acclaimed episode A World Of His Own of The Twilight Zone and served as production manager for the bulk of the show’s run. He also directed both the television and film versions of Rod Serling’s Requiem for a Heavyweight.
He directed the 1968 movie Charly, for which Cliff Robertson won an Academy Award, as well as several racially provocative films in the 1960s and early 1970s, including the Academy Award-winning Lilies of the Field, …tick…tick…tick…, The Wilby Conspiracy, and Soldier Blue. For ‘Lillies’, actor Sidney Poitier won an Academy Award.
Additionally, he directed the Cary Grant comedy Father Goose, the offbeat Soldier in the Rain with Jackie Gleason and Steve McQueen, Once a Thief, and Rita Hayworth’s… read more