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Non-Stop New York Movie Review

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Non-Stop New York was directed by Robert Stevenson, who went on to direct many of Walt Disney's greatest hits. Its star, Anna Lee (Mrs. Stevenson), wasn't much of an actress in 1937 and her onscreen teaming with John Loder produced no sparks. Also in the cast as a musical prodigy is 18-year-old Desmond Tester, heartily disliked by so many male audience members that you might mistake him for the villain of the film. The real star of Non-Stop New York is an incredible airliner that zips across the Atlantic, in spite of the fact that it is weighed down by massive staterooms and a convenient observation deck for passengers. The plane is, in fact, more like a luxury ocean liner, but by the time that contraption is up in the air, Stevenson has guided the characters into so many preposterous situations with such giddy results, that you won't mind going along for a far-from-real ride.

1937 71m/B Anna Lee, John Loder, Francis L. Sullivan, Frank Cellier, Desmond Tester, Athene Seyler, William Dewhurst, Drusilla Wills, Jerry Verno, James Pirrie, Ellen Pollock, Arthur Goullet, James Carew, Alf Goddard, Danny Green; D: Robert Stevenson; W: Curt Siodmak, Roland Pertwee, Derek Twist, J.O.C. Orton, E.V.H. Emmett; C: Mutz Greenbaum. VHS

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