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Back from Eternity (1957)

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Release Date: Feb 19, 1957 Wide

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Director John Farrow's Back From Eternity is a virtual scene-for-scene remake of Farrow's 1939 film Five Came Back. The earlier film is the better of the two, if only because it is 22 minutes shorter. The plot concerns a small passenger plane that crashlands in South America, square in the heart of headhunter country. Pilot Robert Ryan is able to get the plane back into flying condition; unfortunately he discovers that the plane will only be able to carry five of its eleven passengers to safety.

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Drama, Action & Adventure

Richard Carroll, Jonathan Latimer

Jul 5, 2012

Warner Home Video

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... John Farrow's 1956 aviation disaster thriller turned jungle survival drama is in fact a faithful remake of the director's own 1939 Five Came Back.

June 28, 2007 Full Review Source: Turner Classic Movies Online
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Why this film was made was to see if it could save failing RKO additional expenses and make money the easy way through a remake.

April 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Solid remake of Five Came Back. Although not quite as good as the original this almost scene for scene redo is well acted by all. Top lined Robert Ryan is surprisingly not handed the flashiest role which goes to Rod Steiger but its nice to see him in good guy mode for a change.
May 30, 2013
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An unheralded retooling of Five Came Back that's well worth a look.
June 11, 2012
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