The High and the Mighty (Movie review)

A trans-Pacific flight suffers serious engine problems. It’s a struggle between pilot and co-pilot to bring the flight to a safe end.

Parked TOPAC DC-4

Considered by many to be the first “true” air disaster movie (predating Airport by a good sixteen years), William A. Wellman’s The High and the Mighty is a genuine classic. Written by renowned aviation scribe and former pilot Ernest K. Gann and starring such greats as John Wayne, Claire Trevor and Laraine Day, The High and the Mighty is as interesting and enjoyable today as it was in 1954. Continue reading “The High and the Mighty (Movie review)”