History Film / TheFlightOfThePhoenix1965

28th Apr '17 7:25:09 PM Mdumas43073
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The film was quite popular, garnering Academy Award nominations for best supporting actor (Ian Bannen) and film editing.

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The film was quite popular, garnering Academy Award AcademyAward nominations for best supporting actor (Ian Bannen) and film editing.
28th Apr '17 7:24:56 PM Mdumas43073
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Another version of the book was released [[Film/TheFlightOfThePhoenix2004 in 2004]].

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Another version of the book film adaptation was released [[Film/TheFlightOfThePhoenix2004 in 2004]].
28th Apr '17 7:24:28 PM Mdumas43073
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28th Apr '17 7:17:28 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Flight of the Phoenix'' is a 1965 [[TheFilmOfTheBook film of the 1964 book of the same name]] by Creator/EllestonTrevor, directed by Robert Aldrich. A twin engine Fairchild C-82 piloted by Frank Towns (Creator/JimmyStewart) with navigator Lew Moran (Richard Attenborough) is flying from Jebel to Benghazi in eastern Libya with a dozen passengers aboard. They include two British soldiers, Captain Harris (Peter Finch) and Sergeant Watson (Ronald Fraser), who are hitching a ride on Towns' plane; eight Arabco oil company employees comprising six riggers who include sardonic Scotsman "Ratbags" Crow (Ian Bannen) and muscular American Mike Bellamy (George Kennedy), an accountant, Standish (Dan Duryea), and a foreman, "Trucker" Cobb (Creator/ErnestBorgnine), who has suffered a mental breakdown and is accompanied by a doctor, Renaud (Christian Marquand); and Heinrich Dorfmann (Hardy Kruger), a German civilian who was visiting his Arabco-employed brother in Jebel.

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''The Flight of the Phoenix'' is a 1965 [[TheFilmOfTheBook film of the 1964 book of the same name]] by Creator/EllestonTrevor, directed by Robert Aldrich.

A twin engine twin-engine Fairchild C-82 piloted by Frank Towns (Creator/JimmyStewart) with navigator Lew Moran (Richard Attenborough) is flying from Jebel to Benghazi in eastern Libya with a dozen passengers aboard. They include two British soldiers, Captain Harris (Peter Finch) and Sergeant Watson (Ronald Fraser), who are hitching a ride on Towns' plane; eight Arabco oil company employees comprising six riggers who include sardonic Scotsman "Ratbags" Crow (Ian Bannen) and muscular American Mike Bellamy (George Kennedy), an accountant, Standish (Dan Duryea), and a foreman, "Trucker" Cobb (Creator/ErnestBorgnine), who has suffered a mental breakdown and is accompanied by a doctor, Renaud (Christian Marquand); and Heinrich Dorfmann (Hardy Kruger), a German civilian who was visiting his Arabco-employed brother in Jebel.
6th Nov '16 6:12:40 AM Morgenthaler
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Another version of the book was released [[Film/FlightOfThePhoenix in 2004]].

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Another version of the book was released [[Film/FlightOfThePhoenix [[Film/TheFlightOfThePhoenix2004 in 2004]].
15th Oct '16 4:18:43 PM eroock
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Another version of the book was released [[Film/TheFlightOfThePhoenix2004 in 2004]].

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Another version of the book was released [[Film/TheFlightOfThePhoenix2004 [[Film/FlightOfThePhoenix in 2004]].
7th Sep '16 12:47:15 PM mlsmithca
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* VideoCredits: In the opening credits, each actor's name appears over a freeze frame of his character reacting to the Fairchild's impending crash, accompanied by a dramatic musical sting. (Only Barrie Chase is not shown, as she only appears in a hallucinatory flashback.)
12th Jul '15 9:28:25 PM Tallens
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* DeadlyDustStorm: The plane crashes after flying into a dust storm in the middle of the desert.
20th Jun '15 3:22:27 PM mlsmithca
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* TheBigGuy: Mike Bellamy is among the biggest and strongest of the survivors, so his role in the construction of the ''Phoenix'' involves a lot of the heavy lifting that can be done by one person.



** He remains determined to set off for Madara, a hundred miles away, on foot, insisting that it can only improve the chance the others will be rescued, even after Towns points out that the magnetic rock in the nearby mountains will render his compass useless while Lew notes that the calculations involved in navigating by the stars require too much precision and his right-handedness means that he will end up simply walking in a circle. Sure enough, Harris ends up back at the crash site a few days later, near death from dehydration and exhaustion, his companion from the expedition, Carlos, having died in the desert.

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** He remains determined to set off for Madara, a hundred miles away, on foot, insisting that it can only improve the chance the others will be rescued, even after Towns points out that the magnetic rock in the nearby mountains will render his compass useless while Lew notes that the calculations involved in navigating by the stars require too much precision and his right-handedness means and resulting uneven stride mean that he will end up simply walking in a an anticlockwise circle. Sure enough, Harris ends up back at the crash site a few days later, near death from dehydration and exhaustion, his companion from the expedition, Carlos, having died in the desert.
8th May '15 10:43:02 AM mlsmithca
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*** ItsTheOnlyWay: In Harris' defense, he believes the chances of Dorfmann's plane getting off the ground is zero, and Towns isn't inclined to disagree.


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* ItsTheOnlyWay: Harris goes on both of his high-risk expeditions into the desert because he believes the chances of Dorfmann's plane getting off the ground are zero, and Towns isn't inclined to disagree.
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