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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 ActorIan BannenNominated
Best Film EditingMichael LucianoNominated

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"The Flight of the Phoenix" Soars

By 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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Frank Towns: Your theory's fine, but you get this mister... that engine's rated at two thousand horsepower and if I was ever fool enough to let it get started up it'd shake your patched-up pile of junk into a thousand pieces, and cut us up into mincemeat with the propeller.

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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In the Italian version the song "Senza fine" is the original one, sung by the singer Ornella Vanoni.
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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