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The High and the Mighty (1954)

147 min - Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller - 3 July 1954
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Dan Roman is a veteran pilot haunted by a tragic past. Now relegated to second-in-command cockpit assignments he finds himself on a routine Honolulu-to-San Francisco flight - one that takes a terrifying suspense-building turn when disaster strikes high above the Pacific Ocean at the point of no return.

Director:  William Wellman
Stars:  John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Laraine Day, Robert Stack, Jan Sterling, Phil Harris, Robert Newton, David Brian, Paul Kelly, Sidney Blackmer, Julie Bishop, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, John Howard, Wally Brown, William Campbell, Ann Doran, John Qualen, Paul Fix, George Chandler, Joy Kim, Michael Wellman, Douglas Fowley, Regis Toomey, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Robert Keys, William Hopper, William Schallert, Julie Mitchum, Doe Avedon, Karen Sharpe, John Smith, Robert Easton, Douglas Kennedy, Walter Reed

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Storyline

Dan Roman is a veteran pilot haunted by a tragic past. Now relegated to second-in-command cockpit assignments he finds himself on a routine Honolulu-to-San Francisco flight - one that takes a terrifying suspense-building turn when disaster strikes high above the Pacific Ocean at the point of no return.



Tagline: The 2-Year Best-Seller Sensation! The Year's Greatest Cast!

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  3 July 1954

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Wayne-Fellows Productions, Warner Bros.

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 27 min

Academy Award Nominations and Win

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Jan Sterling {“Sally McKee”}
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Claire Trevor {“Mary Holst”}
DIRECTING — William Wellman
FILM EDITING — Ralph Dawson
MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture) — Dimitri Tiomkin – WON
MUSIC (Song) — “The High And The Mighty,” Music by Dimitri Tiomkin; Lyrics by Ned Washington


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