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: All right, then, it can't. Maybe it can't and we'll all be killed. But if there's just one chance in a thousand that he's got something, boy, I'd rather take it than just sit around here waiting to die.
Standish: Insurance companies move in mysterious ways. Much like God... only far less generous.
Lew Moran: You told Towns he was behaving as if stupidity was a virtue. If he's making it into a virtue, YOU'RE MAKING IT INTO A BLOODY SCIENCE!
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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.
Dummies on the wings were found to blank the control surfaces, so silhouettes of the wing-passengers were used instead.
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