Parental Guidance Recommended for Younger viewers.
|Actors:||Dean Martin, Burt Lancaster, George Kennedy, Jacqueline Bisset, Maureen Stapleton, Van Heflin, Helen Hayes, Lloyd Nolan, Jean Seberg, Dana Wynter, Barbara Hale, Barry Nelson|
Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin head an all-star cast in this classic disaster film from producer Ross Hunter, for which Helen Hayes received her second Oscar. On the ground, manager Mel Bakersfield (Lancaster) juggles lover Jean Seberg and wife Dana Wynter while coping with a blizzard, aided by mechanic George Kennedy (who returned in all three sequels). In the sky, Capt. Vern Demerest (Martin) must maintain control of a 707 with his pregnant stewardess girlfriend (Jacqueline Bisset), a sly stowaway (Hayes), and a bomb-toting maniac (Van Heflin) aboard. Often imitated but never equalled, this box office hit was adapted by ACADEMY AWARD winner George Seaton from the bestseller by Arthur Hailey.