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Thumbnail for The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 78
Notable as: DramaGenre: Disaster Film, Airplanes and airports, Adventure Film, Film adaptation, DramaMain subject: aviationRuntime: 142 - 144 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: CaliforniaDirector: Robert AldrichScreenwriter: Lukas HellerBased on: The Flight of the PhoenixMusic: Frank De VolCinematography: Joseph F. BirocStars: James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Ernest Borgnine, Hardy Krüger, George Kennedy, Dan Duryea, Ian Bannen, Christian Marquand, Ronald Fraser, Gabriele TintiProducer: Robert AldrichAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Michael Luciano)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Ian Bannen)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

The Flight of the Phoenix is a 1965 American drama film starring James Stewart, produced and directed by Robert Aldrich, and based on the 1964 novel The Flight of the Phoenix by Elleston Trevor. The story describes several men struggling to survive their aircraft's emergency landing in the Sahara desert, and stars Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Hardy Krüger and Ernest Borgnine. The ensemble cast includes Ian Bannen, Ronald Fraser, Christian Marquand, Dan Duryea, and George Kennedy as other passengers on the aircraft. Though the film was a failure at the box office, it has since gained a cult following.


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