Originaltitel: Towering Inferno, The (Originaltitel)
Land: USA, 165 Minuten
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Regisseur: John Guillermin
Doug Roberts, Architect, returns from a long vacation to find work nearly completed on his skyscraper. He goes to the party that night concerned he's found that his wiring specifications have not been followed and that the building continues to develop short circuits. When the fire begins, Michael O'Halleran is the chief on duty as a series of daring rescues punctuate the terror of a building too tall to have a fire successfully fought from the ground.
Steve McQueen (als Chief Mike O'Hallorhan), Paul Newman (als Doug Roberts), William Holden (als Jim Duncan), Faye Dunaway (als Susan Franklin), Fred Astaire (als Harlee Claiborne)