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The Towering Inferno


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The spectacular feature film starring
San Francisco's ' Glass Tower ' is the pride of the city. At 138 storeys high it is the world's tallest sky-scraper. Guests, celebrities and dignitaries flock to the inauguration party - unaware that a night of unbelievable terror awaits them.
Screenplay by STIRLING SILLlPHANT , based on two novels, The Tower by RICHARD MARTIN STERN and The Glass Inferno by THOMAS M. SCORTIA and FRANK M. ROBINSON Produced by IRWIN ALLEN
(First showing on British television) Films: page 116


Play By: Stirling Silllphant
Unknown: Richard Martin Stern
Unknown: Thomas M. Scortia
Unknown: Frank M. Robinson
Produced By: Irwin Allen
Directed By: John Gulllermin
Michael O'Hallorhan: Steve McQueen
Doug Roberts: Paul Newman
James Duncan: William Holden
Susan Franklin: Faye Dunaway
Harlee Claiborne: Fred Astaire
Patty Simmons: Susan Blakely
Roger Simmons: Richard Chamberlain
Lisolette Mueller: Jennifer Jones
Jernigan: O J Simpson
Senator Parker: Robert Vaughn
Dan Bigelow: Robert Wagner
Lorrie: Susan Flannery
Will Giddings: Normann Burton
Kappy: Don Gordon
Scott: Felton Perry
Carlos: Gregory Sierra
Mayor Ramsay: Jack Collins
Paula Ramsay: Shella Mathews

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