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The high and the mighty [DVD videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Cinemascope production ; screenplay by Ernest K. Gann ; a Wayne-Fellows production ; Batjac Productions, Inc. ; directed by William A. Wellman.


A commercial airliner develops engine trouble while flying over the Pacific Ocean. The pilot panics, so it is up to the washed-up co-pilot to get the plane down safely.

Record details

  • ISBN: 141570886X
  • ISBN: 1415732221
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (148 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Special collector's ed. ; Widescreen ed.
  • Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2005].

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1954.
Based on an Ernest K. Gann bestseller.
Special features: Disc 1: Introduction and commentary by Leonard Maltin; commentary by William Wellman Jr., Karen Sharpe, Pedro Gonzales-Gonzales and Vincent Longo; Disc 2: introduction by Leonard Maltin; the Batjac story; stories from the set; on director William A. Wellman; the music and world of Dimitri Tiomkin; restoring a classic; a place in film history; Ernest K. Gann - adventurer, author & artist; flying in the fifties; theatrical trailer, TV trailer, Batjac Montage; The High and the Mighty premiere footage; photo gallery.
Also issued in the set: The John Wayne adventure colllection (2007).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Music, Dimitri Tiomkin; photography, Archie Stout; aerial photography, William Clothier; editor, Ralph Dawson.
Participant or Performer Note:
John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Laraine Day, Robert Stack, Jan Sterling.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; Dolby digital, 5.1 surround, 2.0 surround.
Language Note:
Subject: Aircraft accidents > Drama.
Air pilots > Drama.
Pacific Ocean > Drama.
Feature films.
Disaster films.
Topic Heading: Closed-captioned DVDs.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library.


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