Five Came Back Script

Script by:Dalton Trumbo (Screenplay), Nathanael West (Screenplay), Richard Carroll (Story), Jerome Cady (Screenplay)
Directed by:John Farrow

Plot:Twelve people are aboard Coast Air Line's flagship the Silver Queen enroute to South America when the airplane encounters a storm and is blown off course. Crashing into jungles known to be inhabited by head hunters, pilots Bill and Joe race against time to fix the engines and attempt a take off. The situation brings out the best and worst in the stranded dozen as they create a makeshift runway and prepare to escape before the natives attack. But damage to the plane and low fuel reserves means that only 5 people can be carried to safety.