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      Back From Eternity

      1956 1h 37m Drama List
      Reviews 58% Audience Score 50+ Ratings On a plane bound for South America, the son of a mobster travels under the protection of henchmen who learn in-flight that their boss is dead. Also on the flight are weary war pilot Bill Lonagan (Robert Ryan), prostitute Rena (Anita Ekberg), Jud Ellis (Gene Barry) and his fiancée, Louise (Phyllis Kirk), and a convicted murderer (Rod Steiger) who's bound for his execution. After a storm forces the plane down in a jungle, the passengers turn against one another in their struggle to survive. Read More Read Less

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      Sean Axmaker Turner Classic Movies Online ... John Farrow's 1956 aviation disaster thriller turned jungle survival drama is in fact a faithful remake of the director's own 1939 Five Came Back. Jun 28, 2007 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Why this film was made was to see if it could save failing RKO additional expenses and make money the easy way through a remake. Rated: C- Apr 24, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      j f Quality disaster pic. Rod Steiger demonstrates some real tomatoes. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 08/09/23 Full Review Audience Member This 1956 remake of the far superior "Five Came Back" had the same director (John Farrow) and lifted heavily from the original script. What it left behind was the connection and depth of the characters. What we are left with are archetypes, a lack of any real suspense or character development. The cast tries, but they really don't have anything to work with. If you have not seen either film, start here first. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review kevin w Performances and nice direction (John Farrow) put this little gem over as a plane goes down in the jungle and our cast must try to figure a way out. The secret of this work's working? Most of the players go against type, making for some surprising dynamics. Look for this one. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member The story has lots of frayed portions, but this picture still holds together. Most intriguing are the performances from the three leads, Robert Ryan, Anita Ekberg and Rod Steiger. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Seeing old movies like this one, with all of it's character development, good acting, actual story line, and suspense, really makes newer movies seem so much worse. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member remake of the film '5 came back' skip this see that one Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis On a plane bound for South America, the son of a mobster travels under the protection of henchmen who learn in-flight that their boss is dead. Also on the flight are weary war pilot Bill Lonagan (Robert Ryan), prostitute Rena (Anita Ekberg), Jud Ellis (Gene Barry) and his fiancée, Louise (Phyllis Kirk), and a convicted murderer (Rod Steiger) who's bound for his execution. After a storm forces the plane down in a jungle, the passengers turn against one another in their struggle to survive.
      Director
      John Farrow
      Producer
      John Farrow
      Screenwriter
      Jonathan Latimer
      Production Co
      RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 15, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 37m
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