The High and the Mighty (2-DVD, The John Wayne Collection)

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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 28 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1954
  • Label: Paramount
  • 2-Disc Set
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: William Wellman Jr., Karen Sharpe - Star, Pedro GonzalesGonzales-Gonzales - Star, Vincent Longo
    • Featurette:
      1. On-Screen Introduction by Film Critic Leonard Maltin
      2. STORIES FROM THE SET
      3. ON DIRECTOR WILLIAM A. WELLMAN
      4. THE MUSIC AND WORLD OF DIMITRI TIOMKIN
      5. RESTORING A CLASSIC
      6. A PLACE IN FILM HISTORY
      7. FLYING IN THE FIFTIES
    • Trailers:
      1. Original Theatrical Trailer
      2. Batjac DVD Teasers
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Photo Galleries

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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 08/02/2005
"Often cited as among the first examples of the disaster film....THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY remains superb entertainment."

Description by OLDIES.com:

Soar into the skies on a thrilling airborne adventure in this meticulously restored John Wayne film classic. In one of his most memorable roles, Wayne plays Dan Roman, a veteran pilot haunted by a tragic past. Now relegated to second-in-command cockpit assignments, he finds himself scheduled on a routine Honolulu-to-San Francisco flight - one that takes a terrifying, suspense-building turn when disaster strikes high above the Pacific Ocean at the point of no return.

Product Description:

John Wayne delivered one of his most memorable performances in THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY, a suspenseful thrill ride that presaged the disaster films of the 1970s with the story of a commercial jetliner that suffers engine trouble on a transpacific flight from Honolulu to San Francisco. With pilot John Sullivan (Robert Stack) too panic-stricken to act, it's up to second-in-command Dan Roman (Wayne) to guide the aircraft to safety--despite being traumatized by the death of his own wife and child in a plane crash years earlier. Wayne's self-doubting copilot presides over jittery crew members and passengers whose stories are told in flashbacks and fleshed out by a stellar supporting cast that includes Claire Trevor, Jan Sterling, Laraine Day, Phil Harris, Robert Newton, and Sidney Blackmer. Directed by William Wellman from a script penned by aviation writer Ernest K. Gann from his own novel of the same name, THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY garnered six Oscar nominations (including Best Director and Best Supporting Actress for both Trevor and Sterling) and an actual win for Dimitri Tiomkin's indelible, whistle-themed film score. Long held out of print by a legal dispute, this little-seen disaster classic has finally been restored and remastered to its pristine Cinemascope glory for a truly riveting tale of terror in the skies.

Plot Keywords:

Action | Adventure | Airplanes | Based On A Novel | Classic | Disaster | Pilots | Suspense | Thriller | Vintage

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Customer Rating: Rating 4.5
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Rating 4.5 Heavy Suspense and Personal Drama Movie Lover: from Sunny Isles Beach, FL US -- November, 28, 2005

Ahem...! This is NOT a war movie. It IS, however, a really good cliffhanger about an airliner that we are not sure is gonna make it to its destination. It is an interesting introspective look at the thoughts and fears of individual passengers (and our intrepid pilot, John Wayne), as they fly uncertainly toward their fate. The musical theme was a hit, in it's day.


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  • Sales Rank: 88,654
  • UPC: 097368876347
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