Action · At the opening party of a colossal, but poorly constructed, office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it. The Towering Inferno () cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. The Towering Inferno is a American action drama disaster film produced by Irwin Allen featuring an all-star cast led by Paul Newman and Steve McQueen. Plot · Cast · Production · Reception. The Towering Inferno is a brawny blockbuster of a movie, by far the best of the mids wave of disaster films. Simpson as the security guard who seems to be smarter than everybody else. Roberts reports the fire to Duncan, who refuses to order an evacuation. A Titanic tale of hubris The Towering Inferno, though not a perfect film, is definitely an entertaining one, and definitely delivers the thrills it promises. January 15, Full Review…. This is, along with The Poseidon Adventure, the best disaster film. Hill Chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Irwin Allen, the Busby Berkeley of natural disasters and other people's troubles, teams up with John Guillermin, a competent if undistinguished action director. Although we know of course that The Tower is not truly as tall as the filmmakers would have us believe, it's not obvious enough to detract from the film. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Source music in portions of the film includes instrumental versions of "Again" by Lionel Newman and Dorcas Cochran , "You Make Me Feel So Young" by Josef Myrow and Mack Gordon , and "The More I See You" by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon. Naval rescue teams attach a breeches buoy to the adjacent building and rescue a number of guests, including Patty Simmons, Duncan's daughter. English-language films films s action films s disaster films American disaster films American films Film scores by John Williams Films about firefighting Films based on American thriller novels Films based on multiple works Films directed by John Guillermin Films produced by Irwin Allen Films set in San Francisco Films shot in San Francisco Films that won the Best Original Song Academy Award Films whose cinematographer won the Best Cinematography Academy Award Films whose editor won the Best Film Editing Academy Award Screenplays by Stirling Silliphant 20th Century Fox films Warner Bros. Views Read Edit View history. A debonair, adventuresome bank executive believes he has pulled off the perfect multi-million dollar heist, only to match wits with a sexy insurance investigator who will do anything to get her man. Before I knew it, I was 2 hours into the film, but remember thinking it only felt like 30 minutes An Annotated Filmography of the Bay Area.