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The Poseidon Adventure


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Gene Hackman Ernest Borgnine Stella Stevens and Shelley Winters. New Year on the high seas and the passengers of the Poseidon are celebrating in style.
Suddenly the world turns upside down - the ship has been hit by a tidal wave. Can anyone survive the floating deathtrap before it sinks for ever?
This engrossing and entertaining film won an Oscar for special effects.
Screenplay by STIRLING SILUPHANT and WENDALL MAYES based on the novel by PAUL GALLICO Produced by IRWIN ALLEN
Directed by RONALD NEAME (Postponed from 22 October)
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Unknown: Gene Hackman
Unknown: Ernest Borgnine
Unknown: Stella Stevens
Play By: Stirling Siluphant
Unknown: Wendall Mayes
Novel By: Paul Gallico
Produced By: Irwin Allen
Directed By: Ronald Neame
Rev Frank Scott: Gene Hackman
Mike Rogo: Ernest Borgnine
James Martin: Red Buttons
Nonnie Parry: Carol Lynley
Acres: Roddy McDowall
Linda Rogo: Stella Stevens
Belle Rosen: Shelley Winters
Manny Rosen: Jack Albertson
Susan Shelby: Pamela Sue Martin
Ship's chaplain: Arthur O'Connell
Robin Shelby: Eric Shea
Linarcos: Fred Sadoff

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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