The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by Robert Aldrich and produced by Robert Aldrich and Walter Blake.
Academy Awards 1965 --- Ceremony Number 38 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actor||Ian Bannen||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Michael Luciano||Nominated|
"The Flight of the Phoenix" SoarsBy Rick29 on Sep 14, 2013 From Classic Film & TV Cafe
Director Robert Aldrich bookends The Flight of the Phoenix with a wild airplane crash and an exhilarating climax. But it’s the drama in-between that makes the film so engrossing: the friction among the survivors, their audacious plan to reach civilization again, and a brilliant plot twist tha... Read full article
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Lew Moran: If you marched a hundred and six miles by the stars and your calculations were just one per cent out, you could pass the Eiffel Tower in daylight and never even see it.
Lew Moran: [of an alternate destination] Three stinkin' mud huts and a poisoned well. That's not a place, it's a disease.
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Director Robert Aldrich's son (William Aldrich) and son-in-law (Peter Bravos) are the first two casualties in the film, killed by falling cargo during the opening credits as the disabled plane is descending for its crash-landing.
Robert Aldrich wanted Barrie Chase to do her exotic dance topless, but she refused.
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