The Towering Inferno (1974)
The Towering Inferno (1974)
One tiny spark becomes a night of blazing suspense.
At the opening party of a colossal—but poorly constructed—skyscraper, a massive fire breaks out, threatening to destroy the tower and everyone in it.

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Cast

Steve McQueen Steve McQueen As: Chief O'Hallorhan
Paul Newman Paul Newman As: Doug Roberts
William Holden William Holden As: Jim Duncan
Faye Dunaway Faye Dunaway As: Susan
Fred Astaire Fred Astaire As: Harlee Claiborne
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Storyline

At the opening party of a colossal—but poorly constructed—skyscraper, a massive fire breaks out, threatening to destroy the tower and everyone in it.


Tagline: One tiny spark becomes a night of blazing suspense.
Certification: PG

Details

Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller

Language: English

Release Date: 14 December 1974

Country: US

Runtime: 165m

Company Credits

Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Irwin Allen Productions

Budget: $14,000,000

Revenue: $116,000,000

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Cast

Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen

Chief O'Hallorhan

Paul Newman

Paul Newman

Doug Roberts

William Holden

William Holden

Jim Duncan

Faye Dunaway

Faye Dunaway

Susan

Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire

Harlee Claiborne

Susan Blakely

Susan Blakely

Patty

Richard Chamberlain

Richard Chamberlain

Simmons

Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones

Lisolette

O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson

Jernigan

Robert Vaughn

Robert Vaughn

Senator Parker

Robert Wagner

Robert Wagner

Bigelow

Susan Flannery

Susan Flannery

Lorrie

Sheila Allen

Sheila Allen

Paula Ramsay

Norman Burton

Norman Burton

Giddings

Jack Collins

Jack Collins

Mayor Ramsay

Don Gordon

Don Gordon

Kappy

Felton Perry

Felton Perry

Scott

Gregory Sierra

Gregory Sierra

Carlos

Ernie F. Orsatti

Ernie F. Orsatti

Mark Powers

Dabney Coleman

Dabney Coleman

Deputy Chief #1

Elizabeth Rogers

Elizabeth Rogers

Lady in Buoy

Ann Leicester

Ann Leicester

Guest

Norman Grabowski

Norman Grabowski

Flaker

Ross Elliott

Ross Elliott

Deputy Chief #2

Olan Soule

Olan Soule

Johnson

Carlena Gower

Carlena Gower

Angela Allbright

Mike Lookinland

Mike Lookinland

Phillip Allbright

Carol McEvoy

Carol McEvoy

Mrs. Allbright

Scott Newman

Scott Newman

Young Fireman

Paul Comi

Paul Comi

Tim

George D. Wallace

George D. Wallace

Chief Officer

Patrick Culliton

Patrick Culliton

Technician

William Bassett

William Bassett

Leading Agent

John Crawford

John Crawford

Callahan

Erik L. Nelson

Erik L. Nelson

Wes

Art Balinger

Art Balinger

Announcer

Norman Hicks

Norman Hicks

Pilot

Thomas Karnahan

Thomas Karnahan

Co-Pilot

Leoda Richards

Leoda Richards

Party Guest (uncredited)

David Armstrong

David Armstrong

Party Guest (uncredited)

Ruth Foster

Ruth Foster

Party Guest (uncredited)

Maureen McGovern

Maureen McGovern

Singer at Party

Directed By

John Guillermin

John Guillermin

Director

Newt Arnold

Newt Arnold

Assistant Director

Marie Kenney

Marie Kenney

Script Supervisor

Bob Bender

Bob Bender

Second Assistant Director

Wes McAfee

Wes McAfee

Assistant Director

Donald White

Donald White

Second Assistant Director

Phil Ball

Phil Ball

Second Assistant Director

Irwin Allen

Irwin Allen

Action Director

Writing Credits

Production Crew

Irwin Allen

Irwin Allen

Producer

Sidney Marshall

Sidney Marshall

Associate Producer

Jack Baur

Jack Baur

Casting

Richard Shepherd

Richard Shepherd

Production Supervisor

Norman A. Cook

Norman A. Cook

Unit Production Manager

Jere Henshaw

Jere Henshaw

Production Supervisor

Art Volpert

Art Volpert

Production Coordinator

Edited By

Carl Kress

Carl Kress

Editor

Harold F. Kress

Harold F. Kress

Editor

Jack Hooper

Jack Hooper

Negative Cutter

Costume and Makeup

Paul Zastupnevich

Paul Zastupnevich

Costume Design

Emile LaVigne

Emile LaVigne

Makeup Artist

Naomi Cavin

Naomi Cavin

Hairstylist

Susan Germaine

Susan Germaine

Hairstylist

Jean Burt Reilly

Jean Burt Reilly

Hairstylist

Hugh McFarland

Hugh McFarland

Costumer

Kathleen McCandless

Kathleen McCandless

Costumer

Monty Westmore

Monty Westmore

Makeup Artist

Sound

John Williams

John Williams

Original Music Composer

Theodore Soderberg

Theodore Soderberg

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ted Keep

Ted Keep

Scoring Mixer

Herbert W. Spencer

Herbert W. Spencer

Orchestrator

Leonard A. Engel

Leonard A. Engel

Supervising Music Editor

Don Hall

Don Hall

Supervising Sound Editor

Al Kasha

Al Kasha

Songs

Joel Hirschhorn

Joel Hirschhorn

Songs

Frank Regula

Frank Regula

Sound Mixer

John A. Bonner

John A. Bonner

Sound Supervisor

Visual Effects

Gerald Endler

Gerald Endler

Mechanical Designer

Camera

Fred J. Koenekamp

Fred J. Koenekamp

Director of Photography

Thomas Laughridge

Thomas Laughridge

Camera Operator

Orlando Suero

Orlando Suero

Still Photographer

Kathy Fields

Kathy Fields

Still Photographer

John Murray

John Murray

Key Grip

Joseph F. Biroc

Joseph F. Biroc

Additional Photography

Frank V. Phillips

Frank V. Phillips

Additional Photography

Lighting

Art Department

Raphael Bretton

Raphael Bretton

Set Decoration

Ward Preston

Ward Preston

Art Direction

William J. Creber

William J. Creber

Production Design

Robert McLaughlin

Robert McLaughlin

Property Master

Tom Cranham

Tom Cranham

Production Illustrator

Nikita Knatz

Nikita Knatz

Production Illustrator

Dan Goozee

Dan Goozee

Production Illustrator

Joseph Musso

Joseph Musso

Production Illustrator

Steven P. Sardanis

Steven P. Sardanis

Assistant Art Director

Other Crew

Paul Stader

Paul Stader

Stunt Coordinator

Don Morgan

Don Morgan

Unit Publicist

George Leslie

George Leslie

Production Controller

Ernie F. Orsatti

Ernie F. Orsatti

Stunts

James Winburn

James Winburn

Stunts

Johnny Borgese

Johnny Borgese

Special Effects

Bruce Paul Barbour

Bruce Paul Barbour

Stunts

M. James Arnett

M. James Arnett

Stunts

Hank Calia

Hank Calia

Stunts

Erik Cord

Erik Cord

Stunts

Tony Brubaker

Tony Brubaker

Stunts

Richard E. Butler

Richard E. Butler

Stunts

Phil Adams

Phil Adams

Stunts

Cody Bearpaw

Cody Bearpaw

Stunts

Paula Crist

Paula Crist

Stunts

Roger Creed

Roger Creed

Stunts

Dick Crockett

Dick Crockett

Stunts

Roydon Clark

Roydon Clark

Stunts

Mickey Caruso

Mickey Caruso

Stunts

Everett Creach

Everett Creach

Stunts

Lightning Bear

Lightning Bear

Stunts

Vince Deadrick Sr.

Vince Deadrick Sr.

Stunts

Dick Dial

Dick Dial

Stunts

Paula Dell

Paula Dell

Stunts

Howard Curtis

Howard Curtis

Stunts

Larry Duran

Larry Duran

Stunts

Nick Dimitri

Nick Dimitri

Stunts

Bennie E. Dobbins

Bennie E. Dobbins

Stunts

Jeannie Epper

Jeannie Epper

Stunts

Stephanie Epper

Stephanie Epper

Stunts

Gary Epper

Gary Epper

Stunts

Tony Epper

Tony Epper

Stunts

Lila Finn

Lila Finn

Stunts

Diamond Farnsworth

Diamond Farnsworth

Stunts

Mickey Gilbert

Mickey Gilbert

Stunts

George Fisher

George Fisher

Stunts

James W. Gavin

James W. Gavin

Stunts

Orwin C. Harvey

Orwin C. Harvey

Stunts

Eddie Hice

Eddie Hice

Stunts

Sandra Lee Gimpel

Sandra Lee Gimpel

Stunts

Loren Janes

Loren Janes

Stunts

Fred Lerner

Fred Lerner

Stunts

John Hugh McKnight

John Hugh McKnight

Stunts

Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen

Stunts

Lars Lundgren

Lars Lundgren

Stunts

Denver Mattson

Denver Mattson

Stunts

Gene LeBell

Gene LeBell

Stunts

Julius LeFlore

Julius LeFlore

Stunts

Kevin N. Johnston

Kevin N. Johnston

Stunts

Larry Holt

Larry Holt

Stunts

Minor Mustain

Minor Mustain

Stunts

John Moio

John Moio

Stunts

Troy Melton

Troy Melton

Stunts

John Nowak

John Nowak

Stunts

Paul Newman

Paul Newman

Stunts

Doug O'Dell II

Doug O'Dell II

Stunts

Frank Orsatti

Frank Orsatti

Stunts

Regis Parton

Regis Parton

Stunts

Regina Parton

Regina Parton

Stunts

Victor Paul

Victor Paul

Stunts

Gil Perkins

Gil Perkins

Stunts

Bobby Porter

Bobby Porter

Stunts

Preston Peterson

Preston Peterson

Stunts

Frank Reinhard

Frank Reinhard

Stunts

Dar Robinson

Dar Robinson

Stunts

Glenn Randall Jr.

Glenn Randall Jr.

Stunts

Walter Robles

Walter Robles

Stunts

Robert Renegade Renneke

Robert Renegade Renneke

Stunts

Thomas Rosales Jr.

Thomas Rosales Jr.

Stunts

Wally Rose

Wally Rose

Stunts

George Robotham

George Robotham

Stunts

Glynn Rubin

Glynn Rubin

Stunts

Russell Saunders

Russell Saunders

Stunts

Fred Scheiwiller

Fred Scheiwiller

Stunts

David Sharpe

David Sharpe

Stunts

Felix Silla

Felix Silla

Stunts

Dean Smith

Dean Smith

Stunts

Marilyn Stader

Marilyn Stader

Stunts

Paul Stader

Paul Stader

Stunts

Peter Stader

Peter Stader

Stunts

Shelley Snell

Shelley Snell

Stunts

Bob Terhune

Bob Terhune

Stunts

Jack Verbois

Jack Verbois

Stunts

Tom Steele

Tom Steele

Stunts

Chuck Waters

Chuck Waters

Stunts

Richard Washington

Richard Washington

Stunts

Fred Waugh

Fred Waugh

Stunts

George P. Wilbur

George P. Wilbur

Stunts

Fred Zendar

Fred Zendar

Stunts

Bob Yerkes

Bob Yerkes

Stunts

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