Have You Heard About... The High and the Mighty

The High and the Mighty, proof that the legendary John Wayne made more than just cowboy movies?

In this 1954 classic, John Wayne is an airline pilot haunted by a very tragic past. On a flight over the Pacific Ocean, the airplane develops serious problems, and while the suspense builds and disaster is about to strike, a cast of famous actors from that time (a very young Robert Stack is just one) do their part to make this movie unforgettable. If you saw this movie a long time ago, it’s worth a second (or third) viewing. If you’ve never seen it before, the technology of the 1950’s might seem a little bit hokey, but this movie is definitely worth your time.

The DVD has an interesting introduction by film critic Leonard Maltin. The special features are worth watching also.


Reviewed by Terry (staff)