> This has turned into a funny subject; reindeer, scouring powder. I
> didn't go to any of the urls you previously posted so I don't know if
> the movie related to the Comet was one of them. It's a British film
> that's kind of corny, but it was made in 1950...
You must be talking about "No Highway in the Sky".
> The plane shown in the movie is not the Comet and it looks peculiar,
> but the story has to do with the metal failure of Comet 1.
The movie was not based on the Comet 1 disasters -- it *anticipated*
them, being released three years before they happened. And the novel
it was based on (just "No Highway") came out three years before that.
(By the way, Nevil Shute, its author, was a real-life airplane designer.)
In the movie, the plane's unexpectedly short operating life is due
to a fictional *nuclear reaction* in the metal, not to conventional
metal fatigue as in the real-life disasters. I don't know if this
detail is the same in the novel.
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| earning the nickname "Crash". --Lee Ayrton
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