Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin head an all-star cast in this classic disaster film from producer Ross Hunter, for Helen Hayes received her second Oscar. On the ground, manager Mel bakersfeld (Lancaster) juggles lover Jean Seberg and wife Dana Wynter whilecoping with a blizzard, aided by mechanic George Kennedy(who returned in all three sequels). In the sky, Capt. Vern Demerest (Martin) must maintain control of a 707 with his pregnant stewardess girlfriend(Jacquelie Bisset), a sly stowaway (Hayes), and abomb-toting maniac (Van Heflin) aboard. Often imitated but never equaled, this box office hit was adapted by Academy Award winner George Seaton(Miracle on 34th Street, The Country Girl) from the best seller by Alex Hailey(Hotel).