Tarzan star Lex Barker and Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney head a glittering international cast in this crime thriller from British B-movie mogul Harry Alan Towers.
Barker stars as the pilot of a stricken American airliner (forced to spend 24 hours in Beirut after an engine failure) and Rooney as ‘Jonesy’, the purser whose eye for easy money sees him tangling with a ruthless gang of gold smugglers he double-crossed on a previous trip.
It falls to the pilot to protect his friend from the criminal and his gang.
Adding to the tale’s international flavour and eye-filling appeal are film locations in colorful Beirut – “the Paris of the Middle East” – and in the ancient, historically significant site of Byblos.
Norman ‘Jonesy’ Jones