In "The Crowded Void," Bartlett Robinson stars as a commercial pilot who must make a decision between landing safely and risking the lives of his passengers to get there faster.
He is worried. The airport in L.A. is fogged in, but what is really bothering him is that he has just received a telegram informing him that his wife has gone into labor.
The captain decides that despite the risks, the flight will go ahead as scheduled. As he boards the plane, the stewardess, Sally, advises him about Mrs. Gordon, the nervous passenger in seat 11.
The flight gets underway, but conditions in Los Angeles keep deteriorating. The captain wants to land as soon as he can, but the harder he tries to get there, the more impossible it seems. On top of it all, nervous Mrs. Gordon is upsetting the whole plane! Out of frustration, he decides to make a risky maneuver that jeoparidizes the lives of his passengers. Will he come to his senses in time?
"The Crowded Void" was written by Michael Frost, and produced/directed by William N. Robson. Bartlett Robinson starred. Also appearing were Ellen Morgan, Shirley Mitchell, Dee Tatum, John Dehner, Barney Phillips, and Sam Pierce. This episode aired on January 19, 1958.
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