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The Flight of the Phoenix (15-Dec-1965)

Director: Robert Aldrich

Writer: Lukas Heller

From novel: Flight of the Phoenix by Elleston Trevor (pseudonym of Trevor Dudley Smith)

Music by: Frank De Vol

Producer: Robert Aldrich

Keywords: Drama, Airplane Crash

A twin-engine airplane crashes in the Sahara; off-course, everyone realizes they will be dead by the time help arrives. Of the disparate crew and passengers, one claims to be an airplane designer. Against all odds, the entire party bands together in the effort to construct a flyable airplane out of the wrecked one. In the process, true character is revealed. Received Oscar nominations for Best Actor and Best Editing.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Richard Attenborough
Film Director
29-Aug-1923 24-Aug-2014 Gandhi
Ian Bannen
28-Jun-1928 3-Nov-1999 Waking Ned
Ernest Borgnine
24-Jan-1917 8-Jul-2012 Marty
Barrie Chase
20-Oct-1933   Danced with Fred Astaire
Dan Duryea
23-Jan-1907 7-Jun-1968 The Little Foxes
Peter Finch
28-Sep-1916 14-Jan-1977 Network
George Kennedy
18-Feb-1925 28-Feb-2016 Airport, Naked Gun
Hardy Krüger
12-Apr-1928   The Flight of the Phoenix
Jimmy Stewart
20-May-1908 2-Jul-1997 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington


Jimmy Stewart   ...   Frank Towns
Richard Attenborough   ...   Lew Moran
Peter Finch   ...   Capt. Harris
Hardy Krüger   ...   Heinrich Dorfmann
Ernest Borgnine   ...   Trucker Cobb
Ian Bannen   ...   Crow
Ronald Fraser   ...   Sgt. Watson
Christian Marquand   ...   Dr. Renaud
Dan Duryea   ...   Standish
also starring
George Kennedy   ...   Bellamy
Gabriele Tinti   ...   Gabriel
Alex Montoya   ...   Carlos
Peter Bravos   ...   Tasso
William Aldrich   ...   Bill
Barrie Chase   ...   Farida


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