The Towering Inferno

The Towering Inferno (1974)

The world’s tallest building is on fire. You are there on the 135th floor . . . no way down . . . no way out.

  • Genre: Action, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1974-12-14
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 335 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 39min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: United Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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At the opening party of a colossal—but poorly constructed—office building, a massive fire breaks out, threatening to destroy the tower and everyone in it.

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Production Irwin Allen Producer
Directing John Guillermin Director
Writing Stirling Silliphant Screenplay
Writing Richard Martin Stern Novel
Writing Thomas N. Scortia Novel
Writing Frank M. Robinson Novel
Sound John Williams Original Music Composer
Production Sidney Marshall Associate Producer
Camera Fred J. Koenekamp Director of Photography
Editing Carl Kress Editor
Editing Harold F. Kress Editor
Production Jack Baur Casting
Art William J. Creber Production Design
Art Ward Preston Art Direction
Art Raphael Bretton Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Paul Zastupnevich Costume Design
Production Jere Henshaw Production Supervisor
Production Richard Shepherd Production Supervisor
Production Norman A. Cook Unit Production Manager
Directing Wes McAfee Assistant Director
Directing Newt Arnold Assistant Director
Production Art Volpert Production Coordinator
Crew Paul Stader Stunt Coordinator
Directing Bob Bender Second Assistant Director
Directing Philip Ball Second Assistant Director
Art Tom Cranham Production Illustrator
Art Dan Goozee Production Illustrator
Art Nikita Knatz Production Illustrator
Art Joseph Musso Production Illustrator
Crew George Leslie Production Controller
Directing Marie Kenney Script Supervisor
Crew Don Morgan Unit Publicist
Sound Theodore Soderberg Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Ted Keep Scoring Mixer
Sound Don Hall Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Leonard A. Engel Supervising Music Editor
Sound Herbert W. Spencer Orchestrator
Art Steven P. Sardanis Assistant Art Director
Camera Orlando Suero Still Photographer
Camera Kathy Fields Still Photographer
Art Robert McLaughlin Property Master
Costume & Make-Up Emile LaVigne Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Monte Westmore Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Jean Burt Reilly Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Susan Germaine Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Naomi Cavin Hairstylist
Camera Thomas Laughridge Camera Operator
Camera John Murray Key Grip
Lighting Gene Stout Gaffer
Editing Jack Hooper Negative Cutter
Directing Donald White Second Assistant Director