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The High and the Mighty (1954)

Not Rated
147 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When a commercial airliner develops engine problems on a trans-Pacific flight and the pilot loses his nerve, it is up to the washed-up co-pilot Dan Roman to bring the plane in safely.
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Writer
Ernest K. Gann (screenplay) (novel "The High and the Mighty")
Cinematographer
Archie Stout (photographed by)
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$ 1,470,000
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Release date
Jul 3, 1954 (United States)

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45 cast members
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John Wayne
Dan Roman Dan Roman   See fewer
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Claire Trevor
May Holst May Holst   See fewer
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Laraine Day
Lydia Rice Lydia Rice   See fewer
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Robert Stack
John Sullivan John Sullivan   See fewer
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Jan Sterling
Sally McKee Sally McKee   See fewer
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Phil Harris
Ed Joseph Ed Joseph   See fewer
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Robert Newton
Gustave Pardee Gustave Pardee   See fewer
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David Brian
Ken Childs Ken Childs   See fewer
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Paul Kelly
Donald Flaherty Donald Flaherty   See fewer
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Sidney Blackmer
Humphrey Agnew Humphrey Agnew   See fewer
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Julie Bishop
Lillian Pardee Lillian Pardee   See fewer
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Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez
Gonzales (as Gonzalez Gonzalez) Gonzales (as Gonzalez Gonzalez)   See fewer
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John Howard
Howard Rice Howard Rice   See fewer
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Wally Brown
Lenny Wilby, navigator Lenny Wilby, navigator   See fewer
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William Campbell
Hobie Wheeler Hobie Wheeler   See fewer
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Ann Doran
Clara Joseph Clara Joseph   See fewer
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John Qualen
Jose Locota Jose Locota   See fewer
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Paul Fix
Frank Briscoe Frank Briscoe   See fewer
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George Chandler
Ben Sneed Ben Sneed   See fewer
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Joy Kim
Dorothy Chen Dorothy Chen   See fewer
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Michael Wellman
Toby Field Toby Field   See fewer
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Regis Toomey
Tim Garfield Tim Garfield   See fewer
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Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Ensign Keim (as Carl Switzer) Ensign Keim (as Carl Switzer)   See fewer
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Robert Keys
Lieutenant Mowbray Lieutenant Mowbray   See fewer
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William Hopper
Roy (as William Dewolf Hopper) Roy (as William Dewolf Hopper)   See fewer
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William Schallert
Dispatcher Dispatcher   See fewer
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Julie Mitchum
Susie Wilby Susie Wilby   See fewer
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Doe Avedon
Miss Spalding Miss Spalding   See fewer
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Karen Sharpe
Nell Buck Nell Buck   See fewer
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John Smith
Milo Buck Milo Buck   See fewer
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Scotty Beckett
Coast Guard Navigator (uncredited) Coast Guard Navigator (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Close
Mechanic (uncredited) Mechanic (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mrs. Joseph's Doctor (uncredited) Mrs. Joseph's Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Easton
Cargo Clerk (uncredited) Cargo Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Ford
Mrs. Wilson (uncredited) Mrs. Wilson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Hill
San Francisco Ground Crewman (uncredited) San Francisco Ground Crewman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Radar Operator (uncredited) Radar Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Boyd, Public Relations (uncredited) Boyd, Public Relations (uncredited)   See fewer
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William H. O'Brien
Restaurant Cook (uncredited) Restaurant Cook (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mr. Field (uncredited) Mr. Field (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mr. Wilson (uncredited) Mr. Wilson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

6.9 / 10 | 4,830 votes