The Towering Inferno
Director: John Guillermin. Cast: Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden, Richard Chamberlain, Faye Dunaway, Susan Blakely, Jennifer Jones, Fred Astaire, Robert Wagner, OJ Simpson, Jack Collins, Sheila Matthews, Norman Burton, Robert Vaughn, Susan Flannery, Dabney Coleman, Gregory Sierra, Don Gordon, Mike Lookinland, Carlena Gower, Carol McEvoy, Scott Newman. Screenplay: Stirling Silliphant (based on the novels The Tower by Richard Martin Stern and The Glass Inferno by Thomas N. Scortia and Frank M. Robinson).

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor: Fred Astaire
Best Cinematography: Fred J. Koenekamp & Joseph F. Biroc
Best Art Direction: William J. Creber & Ward Preston; Raphael Bretton
Best Film Editing: Harold F. Kress & Carl Kress
Best Original Score: John Williams
Best Original Song; "We May Never Love Like This Again"
Best Sound: Theodore Soderberg & Herman Lewis

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Jones
Best Supporting Actor: Fred Astaire
Best Screenplay: Stirling Silliphant
Best Original Song: "We May Never Love Like This Again"
Most Promising Newcomer (Female): Susan Flannery

Other Awards:
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Supporting Actor (Astaire); Best Original Score

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