Flight from Ashiya

Flight from Ashiya

Michael Anderson (1963)

PG Certificate


Our Score
A mega-macho trio - Yul Brynner, Richard Widmark, George Chakiris - are engulfed by sentimentality and self-doubt as members of a US rescue mission at sea. They're trying to save the survivors of a storm-battered cargo ship off the Japanese coast but all three have psychological problems to overcome before they can get to grips with the elements. Far from being a robust action adventure, the extensive flashback sequences turn this into a glorified high-seas soap.


Three American rescue pilots are sent on a daring mission to save survivors from a ship lost at sea in a ferocious storm off the coast of Japan. However, each of them is hiding a secret that leaves them with mixed feelings about the assignment. Adventure, with Yul Brynner, Richard Widmark and George Chakiris.

Cast & Crew

Actor Yul Brynner
Actor Richard Widmark
Actor George Chakiris
Actor Shirley Knight
Director Michael Anderson

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: United Artists Corp. Ltd