In one of Wayne's less spectacular later dramas from 1968, he plays real-life character Red Adair, owner of a Texas company which puts out oil well fires. Ross, fresh from earning an Academy Award nomination for THE GRADUATE, in '67 plays his feisty daughter.
Andrew V. McLaglen - British Director
Andrew McLaglen - British Director
John Wayne - Oscar winning actor, TRUE GRIT, SANDS OF IWO JIMA
Marion Michael Morrison - Oscar winning actor, TRUE GRIT, SANDS OF IWO JIMA
Duke Morrison - Oscar winning actor, TRUE GRIT, SANDS OF IWO JIMA
Jim Hutton - American Actor
William Clothier - American Director of Photography
William H. Clothier - American Director of Photography
Edith Head - Oscar winning costume designer, THE STING
John McCarthy - Composer, THE WAITING GAME (1998)
Robert Arthur - Producer
Bob Arthur - Producer
Vera Miles - American Actress
Vera Ralston - American Actress
Jay C. Flippen - American Character Actor
Fred Knoth - Special Effects
Hal Needham - American Director/Stunt Coord.
Folmar Blangsted - Editor
Clair Huffaker - Screenwriter, Novelist, early '60s-mid '70s, mostly Westerns
Katharine Ross - American Actress
Leonard Rosenman - Film composer
Alexander Golitzen - Oscar winning production designer, SPARTACUS
Bruce Cabot - American actor, KING KONG (1933)
Barbara Stuart - Actress\1960'S
Wherever an inferno blazes out of control, "hellfighter" Chance Buckman will be there to conquer it in this tale of firemen and the women who love them. Assisting him is his son-in-law, who plans to follow in Chance's footsteps.
Texas firefighter Paul Neal "Red" Adair served as one of the technical advisors for the film as well as being the reported inspiration for the film. Adair continued to fight fires well into the nineties, including the oil fires that clouded Kuwait following the Gulf War. At a rate of over one per week for over 35 years, more than 2000 in all, the 78-year-old finally stepped down after selling his company in 1994. Filmed in Houston, Malaya, and Venezuela. Shot in Technicolor.