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had to be brought back to Abadan in a small plane after he finished the film and caught sandfly fever. And there, Kershner had to get back to Tehran to go to a hospital, but unfortunately he had no money to pay for a flight, there were no Americans left there who could help him, and the only planes they had were old Douglas DC-3 planes. Kershner went to the office of the airline and explained that he had to get back to Tehran, but they would not let him board a plane without any money, however Kershner said that he would give them an IOU from the Ambassador of the United States. Kershner was held in very high esteem then. Taking a piece of paper and writing the IOU to the airline, signing both the Ambassador and his own name on it, they accepted it without question and Kershner was allowed on the plane and got to the hospital as soon as he stepped foot in Tehran. See more