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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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: I don't know what your practical navigation's like, but mine's not bad. I wouldn't march ten paces from here. In the daytime it's hitting a hundred and twenty in the shade, and out there, there is no shade.
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Robert Aldrich wanted Barrie Chase to do her exotic dance topless, but she refused.
At least one of the aircraft used once flew for the US Marine Corps. The passenger information board inside the fuselage shows VMR-253, a USMC transport squadron, and R4Q-1, the military type designation, and the military serial, BuNo, 126580.
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