The High and the Mighty (1954)When a commercial airliner develops engine problems on a trans- Pacific flight and the pilot loses his nerve, it is up to the washed-up co-pilot Dan Roman to bring the plane in safely.
Predecessor of all the airplane disaster movies, not to mention the spoof Airplane. Suggested by the Ernest Gann novel of the same name. -- mfd
Directed by: William A. Wellman
The cast includes: John Wayne (Dan Roman), Robert Stack (John Sullivan)
MPAA rating: , Running time: 147 minutes
Presented in: Color
Related titles: No Highway (1951), Fate is the Hunter (1964), Airplane! (1980)
Related categories: In the Air