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Non Stop New York


Anna Lee is a stowaway on a futuristic airliner. The plane looks like it just flew off the cover of a vintage scifi magazine. It even has outdoor observation decks so you can go outside while the plane is in flight!

For the NBC-owned digital subchannel "New York Nonstop", see WNBC.

Non-Stop New York (aka Libson Clipper Mystery) is a 1937 Cinema of the United Kingdom crime film and science fiction film directed by Robert Stevenson (director) and starring John Loder (actor), Anna Lee and Francis L. Sullivan. It is based on the novel Sky Steward by Ken Attiwill.
  • John Loder (actor) as Inspector Jim Grant
  • Anna Lee as Jennie Carr.
  • Francis L. Sullivan as Hugo Brant, aka "General Costello"
  • Frank Cellier (actor) as Sam Pryor, a bookmaker
  • Desmond Tester as Arnold James, violin child prodigy
  • Athene Seyler as Aunt Veronica
  • William Dewhurst as Mortimer
  • Drusilla Wills as Mrs. Carr, Jennie's mother
  • Jerry Verno as Steward
  • James Pirrie as Billy Cooper
  • Ellen Pollock as Miss Harvey
  • Arthur Goullett as Abel
  • Peter Bull as Spurgeon
  • Tony Quinn as Harrigan
  • Henry Hugh Gordon Stoker as Captain
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Largely filmed at Gaumont Graphic studios in Shepherd's Bush, the production relied on a huge flying boat prop, that was realistically created and used for both exterior and interior shots. Recognizing the talent of "specialists at 'make believe'," the film employed the skills of the studio workmen to also build a realistic scale model.




  • Attiwill, Ken. Sky Steward. London: John Long Limited, 1936.
  • Dobinson, Colin. Fields of Deception: Britain's Bombing Decoys of World War II. London: Methuen, 200. ISBN 978-0-41377-632-7.
  • Lee, Anna with Barbara Roisman Cooper. Anna Lee: Memoir of a Career on General Hospital and in Film. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2007. ISBN 978-0-78643-161-8.
  • Telotte, J. P. A Distant Technology: Science Fiction Film and the Machine Age. Lebanon, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 2000. ISBN 978-0-81956-346-0.

Category:1937 films
Category:1930s crime films
Category:British films
Category:British aviation films
Category:British crime films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:Films based on novels
Category:Pre-1950 science fiction films

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