Wings of Danger

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Wings of Danger
Wings of Danger poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byTerence Fisher
Produced byAnthony Hinds
Screenplay byJohn Gilling
Based onnovel Dead on Course by Trevor Dudley Smith
& Packham Webb
StarringZachary Scott
Robert Beatty
Naomi Chance
Kay Kendall
Music byMalcolm Arnold
CinematographyWalter J. Harvey
Edited byJames Needs
Distributed byExclusive Films (UK)
Lippert Pictures (US)
Release date
  • 1 April 1952 (1952-04-01) (US)
  • 26 May 1952 (1952-05-26) (UK)
Running time
73 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Wings of Danger, released in the United States as Dead on Course, is a 1952 British crime film directed by Terence Fisher and starring Zachary Scott, Robert Beatty and Kay Kendall.[1] Suspicions of smuggling arise when a pilot ignores warnings not to fly his plane in an approaching storm.


It was based on the novel Dead on Course by Trevor Dudley Smith and Packham Webb.[2] The film was made by Hammer Films and shot at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith.[3] Production began in September 1951 with location shooting in Rye, East Sussex.

In Britain it was released on a double bill with FBI Girl (1951), enjoying a certain amount of success at the box office.



  1. ^ "Wings of Danger (1952) - Terence Fisher - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie".
  2. ^ "Catalog of Copyright Entries: Third series". 1 January 1952 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Wings of Danger (1952)".

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