The original disaster classic! An all-star cast find themselves upside-down on a sinking ocean liner - Special Oscar winner for Visual Effects. With Shelly Winters, Red Buttons, more.
The Poseidon Adventure movie trailer - starring Adam Baldwin, Steve Guttenberg, Nathalie Boltt, Dale Abrahams. Directed by John Putch. Genre: Action-Adventure
Rating: Not Rated
True story of two convicts serving time on 1930's Devil's Island who are determined to escape their hell-on-earth. Great performances by McQueen and Hoffman!
Cameos in the opening, screenwriter Dalton Trumbo the barking officer, Anne Byrne, wife of co-star Dustin Hoffman seeing him off, as he departs with Steve McQueen (title character), director Franklin Schaffner using Hondarribia, Spain for 1930's Marseilles, in Papillon, 1973.
Arriving from France, Steve McQueen (title character) and Dega (Dustin Hoffman) get their first look at Devil's Island, with comments from returning inmate Julot (Don Gordon), who takes his own desperate steps, in Papillon, 1973, from the international best-selling memoir by Henri Charriere.
Papillon (Steve McQueen) is put alone in an unlighted cell until he gives up a name in this scene from Papillon (1973).
En route to the penal colony in French Guyana ca. 1933, Steve McQueen (title character) introduces himself to wisecracking counterfeiter Dega (Dustin Hoffman), their first conversation, early in director Franklin Schaffner's international hit Papillon, 1973.
Director Sydney Pollack introduces Papillon (1973) for TCM's The Essentials.
Steve McQueen plays Henri Charriere, one of the few prisoners to escape from Devil's Island in Papillon (1973) co-starring Dustin Hoffman.
Detained after a failed escape from a mainland work crew, Steve McQueen (title character) is conducted to solitary at Devil's Island, William Smithers the warden making a speech, beginning a famous series of scenes in Franklin Schaffner's Papillon, 1973.
Steve McQueen (title character) and Dustin Hoffman (as Dega) learning from veteran prisoner Clousiot (Woodrow Parfrey) about Richter (Don Hanmer) who buys butterflies caught by the prisoners at the penal colony in French Guyana, circa 1933, in Papillon, 1973.
Papillon -- Matt Lawson (28) a butcher by trade has been seeing a court-ordered psychiatrist for the past three months to help him deal with his sudden bouts of anger. However, in the process of going to see his doctor he notices a beautiful young girl, Penelope Fontaine (22). She is always sitting in a park outside the Doctor's eating her lunch and looking out at passersby. She is radiant and draws in Matt. Her beauty captives Matt and she unknowingly becomes part of his court-ordered sessions. Soon the discussions turn to obsession which end in murder.
The Poseidon Adventure -- A group of passengers struggle to survive and escape, when their ocean liner completely capsizes at sea.
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