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The Towering Inferno (10-Dec-1974)

Director: John Guillermin

Writer: Stirling Silliphant

From novel: The Tower by Richard Martin Stern and The Glass Inferno by Thomas N. Scortia and Frank M. Robinson

Music: John Williams

Producer: Irwin Allen

Keywords: Action/Thriller, Disaster

A fire caused by faulty electrical wiring at the opening ceremony of the world's tallest skyscraper puts the lives of 300 people on the 135th floor at risk. An all-star cast isn't dragged down by the mediocre dialogue, making this one of the better disaster films.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Fred Astaire
10-May-1899 22-Jun-1987 Broadway ballroom dancer
Susan Blakely
7-Sep-1952   A Cry For Love
Richard Chamberlain
31-Mar-1935   Dr. Kildare and Shogun
Dabney Coleman
3-Jan-1932   Moustache from 9 To 5
Faye Dunaway
14-Jan-1941   Network
Ross Elliott
18-Jun-1917 12-Aug-1999 Sheriff Abbott on The Virginian
Susan Flannery
31-Jul-1940   The Bold and the Beautiful
William Holden
17-Apr-1918 16-Nov-1981 Stalag 17
Jennifer Jones
2-Mar-1919 17-Dec-2009 The Song of Bernadette
Mike Lookinland
19-Dec-1960   Bobby on The Brady Bunch
Steve McQueen
24-Mar-1930 7-Nov-1980 The Great Escape
Paul Newman
26-Jan-1925 26-Sep-2008 Salad dressing magnate
Gregory Sierra
25-Jan-1941   Det. Sgt. Chano on Barney Miller
O. J. Simpson
9-Jul-1947   Searching tirelessly for the real killers
Robert Vaughn
22-Nov-1932 11-Nov-2016 Napoleon Solo on The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Robert Wagner
10-Feb-1930   Jonathan Hart on Hart to Hart


Steve McQueen   ...   Chief O'Hallorhan
Paul Newman   ...   Doug Roberts
William Holden   ...   Jim Duncan
Faye Dunaway   ...   Susan
Fred Astaire   ...   Harlee Claiborne
Susan Blakely   ...   Patty
Richard Chamberlain   ...   Simmons
Jennifer Jones   ...   Lisolette
O. J. Simpson   ...   Jernigan
Robert Vaughn   ...   Sen. Parker
Robert Wagner   ...   Bigelow
Susan Flannery   ...   Lorrie
Sheila Mathews   ...   Paula Ramsay
Normann Burton   ...   Giddings
Jack Collins   ...   Mayor Ramsey
Don Gordon   ...   Kappy
Felton Perry   ...   Scott
Gregory Sierra   ...   Carlos
Ernie Orsatti   ...   Mark Powers
Dabney Coleman   ...   Deputy Chief #1
Elizabeth Rogers   ...   Lady in Buoy
Ann Leicester   ...   Guest
Norman Grabowski   ...   Flaker
Ross Elliott   ...   Deputy Chief #2
Olan Soule   ...   Johnson
Carlena Gower   ...   Angela Allbright
Mike Lookinland   ...   Phillip Allbright
Carol McEvoy   ...   Mrs. Allbright
Scott Newman   ...   Young Fireman
Paul Comi   ...   Tim
George Wallace   ...   Chief Officer
Patrick Culliton   ...   Technician
William H. Bassett   ...   Leasing agent
John Crawford   ...   Callahan
Erik Nelson   ...   Wes
Art Balinger   ...   Announcer
Norman Hicks   ...   Pilot
Thomas Karnahan   ...   Co-Pilot


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