Trivia / The Poseidon Adventure

  • AFI's 100 Years… 100 Thrills: #90
    • Reverend Scott was also nominated for the "Heroes" list.
  • All-Star Cast: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Carol Lynley, Roddy McDowall, Stella Stevens, Shelley Winters, Jack Albertson, Pamela Sue Martin...
  • Dawson Casting: In Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, 26-year-old Angela Cartwright plays a teenager, signified by her "innocent" 1950s-style wardrobe. Inverted with Peter Boyle (b.1935) as her father, playing a World War Two vet, despite being only ten when the war ended.
  • Non-Singing Voice: The Award Bait Song "The Morning After" is sung by Carol Lynley's character Nonnie, but Lynley's voice is dubbed over by singer Renee Armand.
  • Unintentional Period Piece
  • What Could Have Been: Gene Wilder was offered the role of James Martin, but had to turn it down due to a scheduling conflict.
  • Write What You Know: Paul Gallico was aboard the Queen Mary when she was hit broadside by a rogue wave during a storm off the Scottish coast in 1942. The ship listed 52 degrees before righting herself; had the wave been even a little stronger, she would have capsized. From there, Gallico started thinking about characters in that particular situation...