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The High and the Mighty

1954 Rated NR 2hr 28m

On a flight from Honolulu to San Francisco, a plane develops engine trouble, and it falls to steady, controlled co-pilot Dan Roman to land the craft safely when smug pilot John Sullivan loses his nerve. Meanwhile, the 22 passengers aboard take stock of their lives in William Wellman's tautly directed granddaddy of airplane disaster movies, which bagged an Oscar for the film's haunting score.

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Movie Details

1955 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
1955 Academy Award®
  • Best Music Score
  • Best Film Editing nominee
  • Best Music Song nominee
  • Best Director nominee: William A. Wellman
  • Best Supporting Actress nominee: Claire Trevor
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Bonus material
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary; introduction.