The Towering Inferno is a 1974 American action disaster film produced by Irwin Allen featuring an all-star cast led by Steve McQueen and Paul Newman. It was directed by John Guillermin, with Allen himself directing the action sequences. A co-production between 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. (this was the first film to be a joint venture from two major Hollywood studios), it was adapted by Stirling Silliphant from a pair of novels, The Tower by Richard Martin Stern and The Glass Inferno by Thomas N. Scortia and Frank M. Robinson. The film was a critical success, earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture and was the highest grossing film released in 1974. The film also features Jennifer Jones's final screen appearance. Architect Doug Roberts returns to San Francisco for the...'
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