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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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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: Time was you could take real pride, in just getting there, flying used to be fun Lou, it really was.
Frank Towns: He's crazy Lou, he builds toy airplanes.

Frank Towns: If you hadn't made a career out of being a drunk you might not have been a second-rate navigator in a firth-rate outfit. And if you'd not stayed in your bunk to kill that last bottle, maybe you might have checked that engineer's report on the radio and we might not be here now. All right!

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Facts about

Robert Aldrich wanted Barrie Chase to do her exotic dance topless, but she refused.
Dummies on the wings were found to blank the control surfaces, so silhouettes of the wing-passengers were used instead.
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.
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