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Flight of the Phoenix, The 1965 1S Rating 4 out of 5


  • Robert Aldrich


  • James Stewart
  • Richard Attenborough
  • Hardy Kruger
  • Peter Finch
  • Ernest Borgnine


After a plane crashes into the Sahara one of the survivors claims he's an airplane designer and can make a flyable plane from the wreckage. James Stewart plays the stoical captain alongside an A-list supporting cast that includes Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch and Ernest Borgnine. A sweat-and-blood tale of survival that led to a 2004 remake starring Dennis Quaid. Trivia: Veteran stunt flyer Paul Mantz was killed during the shooting of the climactic sequence.

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