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on 13 January 2018
i was looking for this film for a long time and found it,has a message in it which is still relevant today,a great movie for the time,not sure if there was any scenes missing,i would like to remake the film myself as the script fell a little short but overall i enjoyed it
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on 23 October 2015
One the most interesting movies about crashes !
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on 19 January 2017
Dull & very drawn out story. Was expecting a much more exciting story-line, with the actors used, & author.
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on 29 December 2015
rec'd promptly. Loved it. Thank you Amazon.co.uk
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on 9 April 2017
Film fails to make the most of the excellent book.
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on 1 February 2011
When a jet plane crashes shortly after take off, it kills all the passengers and crew except for one survivor, the stewardess (Suzanne Pleshette). The airline attempts to blame the crash on pilot error amid rumors he had been drinking but an airline executive (Glenn Ford) and a friend of the pilot (Rod Taylor) refuses to believe it and begins investigating to determine the actual cause of the crash. Using only the title of the 1961 best seller by Ernest K. Gann (HIGH AND THE MIGHTY), the Ralph Nelson (LILIES OF THE FIELD) directed film is only peripherally a "disaster" film. It's more of a mystery with Ford as an amateur detective tracking down Taylor's friends and acquaintances and discovering that perhaps he didn't know his friend that well at all. The film ends with a taut and exciting recreation of the flight under the exact circumstances to determine the cause of the tragedy. Two brief performances stand out. Dorothy Malone as Taylor's callous wealthy heiress ex-fiancee and Mark Stevens (STREET WITH NO NAME) as Taylor's alcoholic best pal. The Oscar nominated B&W CinemaScope photography is by Milton Krasner and the minimal score by Jerry Goldsmith. With Nancy Kwan, Jane Russell, Wally Cox, Constance Towers, Nehemiah Persoff and Mary Wickes.

The Fox DVD from Spain is a strong B&W transfer in its original CinemaScope (2.35) aspect ratio.
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on 25 August 2013
This film was rather disappointing. I wasn't as gripped as I thought I would be and not intrigued by what had happened to cause Taylor's plane to crash. It was fairly obvious so any thrill in the re-enactment was non-existent. The two main actors gave their usual reliable performance especially Glenn Ford considering the metaphysical mumbo jumbo he had to spout at times. I watched the film all the way through but I wouldn't bother to do so again.
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on 22 July 2013
You Have To Like classics ..and Aviation !
It Is A Historical ..
Glenn Ford Is A Master Of Film!
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on 8 June 2016
An overlooked classic film
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on 29 July 2015
Pointless film..like a room with no air..
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