THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX (Theatrical Release USA 1965)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì 

The Flight of the Phoenix—golden, rare, do-not-miss movie—exceptional entertainment fare that is not perfect but the casting mix (James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Ernest Borgnine) work an unusual magic. The film keeps interest throughout and can be re-watched through the years. It’s an ageless story.

 Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


An airplane and crew crash in the desert and decide to re-manufacture the plane to make it usable for flight. 

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Robert Aldrich for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Robert Aldrich for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Captain Towns (James Stewart), Lew (Richard Attenborough), Captain Harris (Peter Finch), Heinrich Dorfmann (Hardy Kruger), Trucker Cobb (Ernest Borgnine), Ratbags Crow (Ian Bannen), Sergeant Watson (Ronald Fraser), Dr. Renaud (Christian Marquand), Standish (Dan Duryea), Mike Bellamy (George Kennedy), Gabriel Scanadi (Gabrielle Tinti), Carlos (Alex Montoya), Tasso (Peter Bravos), Bill (William Aldrich), and Farida (Barrie Chase). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. The movie works at the classic level and deserves its place in the family home video library.

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