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"The High And The Mighty" Update?  
User currently offlineJc2354 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 590 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3409 times:

I was wondering if anyone had updated information concerning the release of this movie.

Yes, I did a search. The only threads I could find were archived, and almost a year old, and could not post a response.

Any ideas as to why the Estate/Patrick Wayne would not allow this movie to be released? There was one posting where it was thought that the original copy had been lost.

Thanks for the replies.

Regards,
Jack




If not now, then when?
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User currently offlineDc8jet From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3314 times:

You would think after all this time they would have released it by now. I can't think of any logical reason why they haven't unless they did in fact loose the master. I'm getting to the point where I might have to by one of those bootleg versions on ebay.

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3291 times:

According to the info at the following link, the original material is in less than great shape, and there's a disagreement between the Wayne family and the studio as to who should absorb the cost of restoration....

http://www.filmthreat.com/Features.asp?Id=824


User currently offlineHighflier92660 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 697 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3199 times:

I recall reading in one of our Southern California papers (i.e. Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register) that an agreement had been reached and that a digitally restored master was to be released in the near future. Evidently, the original was in poor shape but not beyond today's technology in film restoration.

One of the questions I have always had about the 1954 film--why did they use a Douglas DC-4, an airliner already obsolete at the time? Why didn't they put John Wayne in a Boeing 377 Stratocruiser or a Douglas DC-7?


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3173 times:

>>>One of the questions I have always had about the 1954 film--why did they use a Douglas DC-4, an airliner already obsolete at the time? Why didn't they put John Wayne in a Boeing 377 Stratocruiser or a Douglas DC-7?

Just a guess, but on the chance that movie viewers might come away with a negative view of an aircraft (based on what happens in the movie), better that it be an obsolete aircraft than a newer type. Maybe the same reason that they used that goofy-looking DC-6/7 with aft-mounted jet engines in "Fate Is The Hunter?

Glad to hear that maybe the movie issue has been resolved and that we'll see it available sometime...


User currently offlineDc8jet From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3158 times:

Let us hope that the info provided by Highflier92660 is true and that we will have this excellent aviation movie available soon.

The aircraft used in the was a C-54 leased from supplimental carrier Transocean. At that time the DC-7s and B377s were front line aircraft being used by the major carriers. It's possible that they had no spare aircraft available to use in the movie. I also heard that the repainting that had to be done on the C-54 was very minimal.


User currently offlineOlympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3159 times:

One of the questions I have always had about the 1954 film--why did they use a Douglas DC-4, an airliner already obsolete at the time?

Probably because they wanted to feature all the plane's passengers; a bigger plane would have looked too empty.

There was an airline movie topic about 3 months ago that had a couple of posts about this film. One post stated that the movie was going to be released on it's 50th. anniversary in July. Obviously it didn't happen.



User currently offlineDC3CV3407AC727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 314 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3064 times:

also the airplane in the book though never mentioned was a DC-4, an airplane that Ernie Gann captained, for Matson, and an airplane with which he had personally experienced a similar problem,not the same exact problem,but similar.


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