Trailer Tuesday: ‘The Towering Inferno’ (1974)

The Towering Inferno, 1974. Burn, baby, burn.

“one tiny spark – becomes a night of blazing suspense…”

It took both Warner Brothers and 20th Century Fox to bring The Towering Inferno to movie theaters in December of 1974. Irwin Allen’s “disaster” flick featured a large roster of stars such as Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden, Fred Astaire, Faye Dunaway and O.J. Simpson, fighting for their lives while a blaze engulfed the 138-storey tower in San Francisco they were trapped in.

Faye Dunaway (center) and Mike "Bobby Brady" Lookinland (right)

You may be surprised to learn that the picture was nominated for numerous Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and ended up winning in three categories; Best Cinematography, Film Editing and Best Song, “We May Never Love Like This Again“.

The Towering Inferno Wiki, IMDb

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