The High and the Mighty
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From The Internet Movie Plane Database
John Wayne (Dan Roman)
Claire Trevor (May Holst)
Laraine Day (Lydia Rice)
Robert Stack (John Sullivan)
Jan Sterling (Sally McKee)
Phil Harris (Ed Joseph)
A commercial airliner suffers a mechanical problem during a flight. The pilot loses his nerve leaving it to his washed up co-pilot to save the day and land the troubled flight safely.
Also partially visible in the first image are a Douglas DC-3 (tail) and a Curtiss C-46 (nose).
The DC-4 wear a of fictional TOPAC-Trans Orient Pacific Airlines Company, probably based upon an ex United Airlines livery.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.