A cargo aircraft crashes in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for a replacement aircraft they will build to escape before their food and water run out.

  1. Robert Aldrich


  2. Trevor Dudley Smith


  3. Lukas Heller


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  1. James Stewart

    James Stewart

    Capt. Frank Towns

  2. Richard Attenborough

    Richard Attenborough

    Lew Moran

  3. Peter Finch

    Peter Finch

    Capt. Harris

  4. Hardy Krüger

    Hardy Krüger

    Heinrich Dorfmann

  5. Ernest Borgnine

    Ernest Borgnine

    Trucker Cobb

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The Flight of the Phoenix
The Flight of the Phoenix


Status Released

Release Information

  • December 15, 1965


Original Language English

Runtime 2h 22m

Budget $5,355,000.00

Revenue -



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