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The High and the Mighty

The High and the Mighty(1954)

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Brief Synopsis

When a commercial airliner develops engine trouble, the passengers and crew think back on the lives they could be losing soon.

Cast & Crew

John Wayne "Whistling" Dan Roman
Claire Trevor May Holst
Laraine Day Lydia Rice
Robert Stack "Skipper" Sullivan
Jan Sterling Sally McKee
Phil Harris Ed Joseph
Robert Newton Gustave Pardee
David Brian Ken Childs
Paul Kelly Flaherty
Sidney Blackmer Humphrey Agnew
Julie Bishop Lillian Pardee

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  Los Angeles opening: 27 May 1954; New York opening: 31 May 1954
Release Date:  1954 Production Date:  [CinemaScope]
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Color/B&W:  Color (Warnercolor) Distributions Co:  Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  4-Track Stereo, Mono (RCA Sound System) Production Co:  Wayne-Fellows Productions, Inc.
Duration(mins):  146-147 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • The High and the Mighty

    michael whitty 2019-01-14

    Really the first of the disaster films, which didn't get going until the early 1970s, this John Wayne film from 1954 had enough suspense toward the... MORE>

  • high and the mighty

    kevin sellers 2015-07-15

    Like "Chariots of Fire," it's a mediocre film with great theme music (from Dimitri Tiompkin) MORE>

  • The High And The Mighty

    Tom Spencer 2014-04-27

    This film deserves to be restored in its original format. If for no other reason than, as others have noted, it's is a fairly true glimpse of how we... MORE>