Sunday Seconds with the Duke

The High and the Mighty (1954)

Episode #41

Warner Bros released The High and the Mighty on July 3, 1954. William A. Wellman directed the film starring John Wayne, Claire Trevor, and Laraine Day.

‘The High and the Mighty’ Movie Summary

When one disaster after another happens on a trans-Pacific flight, it leads to the pilot losing his nerve. This leads to the washed up copilot doing his best to land a plane with a cabin full of passengers carrying more emotional baggage than the flight crew can handle. Luckily, flying a plane is no different from riding a bicycle; it’s just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.

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Warner Bros released The High and the Mighty on July 3, 1954. William A. Wellman directed the film starring John Wayne, Claire Trevor, and Laraine Day.

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  1. I agree about how unusual it seems now regarding security issues given we’re living in a post 9/11 world. I can tell you an experience I had in 1982 going to a movie in London where my handbag (purse) was checked for bombs/weapons before going in. It was at the time when the IRA was bombing venues in the UK – so there you go – it was very surreal for an Australian where we lived in ignorant bliss!

    1. I find it interesting to watch any film pre 9/11 where you see airport security, and only then do you realize how much it’s changed here; not sure about how much it changed there for you all.

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