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The High and the Mighty (1954)

U 07/03/1954 (US) ActionAdventureDramaThriller 2h 27m

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Dan Roman is a veteran pilot haunted by a tragic past. Now relegated to second-in-command cockpit assignments he finds himself on a routine Honolulu-to-San Francisco flight - one that takes a terrifying suspense-building turn when disaster strikes high above the Pacific Ocean at the point of no return.

  1. Ernest K. Gann

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. William A. Wellman


Top Billed Cast

  1. John Wayne

    John Wayne

    Dan Roman

  2. Claire Trevor

    Claire Trevor

    May Holst

  3. Laraine Day

    Laraine Day

    Lydia Rice

  4. Robert Stack

    Robert Stack

    John Sullivan

  5. Jan Sterling

    Jan Sterling

    Sally McKee

  6. Phil Harris

    Phil Harris

    Ed Joseph

  7. Robert Newton

    Robert Newton

    Gustave Pardee

  8. David Brian

    David Brian

    Ken Childs

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The High and the Mighty
The High and the Mighty

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Original Language English

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