The High and the Mighty Poster

Release Date: 1954

DVD Release Date: August 2nd, 2005

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 27 min

Plot Summary
On a flight from Hawaii to California, the engine dies on the plane Dan is flying. As he prepares for a crash landing, the passengers reassess their lives. The template for disaster movies with an Oscar-winning score and a cast list that reads like a who's who of 50s film.

Cast: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Laraine Day, Jan Sterling, Robert Stack, Phil Harris, Robert Newton, David Brian

Director: William A. Wellman

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Keywords: Tense, Survival, 1950s, Suspenseful, Quest


Winner Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Directing
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Music (Song)
Nominated Film Editing