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Flight (1929) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by Frank Capra and produced by Frank Capra and Harry Cohn.

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King of the Rocket Men (1949, Fred C. Brannon), Chapter 8: Suicide Flight

By Andrew Wickliffe on Oct 14, 2017 From The Stop Button

Maybe I missed Tristram Coffin revealing his Rocket Man identity to Mae Clarke and House Peters Jr. Or maybe they just don’t question only Rocket Man ever coming to their rescue after Coffin has put them in danger. This chapter is a mild improvement over the previous one, though the cliffhange... Read full article

Tomorrow, take (Angels) Flight

By carole_and_co on Aug 30, 2017 From Carole & Co.

Tomorrow, Aug. 31, I'll be able to do something Carole Lombard probably did when she still was Jane Alice Peters, child emigre from Fort Wayne, Ind., to Los Angeles -- and there's a good chance she did it before she ever stepped in front of a morion picture camera.What am I talking about? This:Yes, ... Read full article


By Dan Day Jr. on Jan 28, 2017 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

This month marks the 75th anniversary of the death of Carole Lombard. The actress and 21 other people (including her mother) died when the TWA DC-3 airliner they were traveling on slammed into Mt. Potosi, a peak located some thirty miles southwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. Author Robert Matzen examines ... Read full article

Flight of the Red Balloon

By Michael on Feb 3, 2016 From Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

Flight of the Red Balloon aka Le voyage du ballon rouge (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2007) A little boy and his baby-sitter inhabit the same imaginary world: through their adventures they are followed by a strange red balloon. Taiwan director Hou Hsiao-hsien was asked to pay homage to Albert Lamorisse&#... Read full article

The Art of Flight

By Michael on Dec 1, 2015 From Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

Note: this review is part of the Winter Sports blogathon hosted by the author of these lines Micha?l Parent of Le Mot du Cinephiliaque The Art of Flight (Curt Morgan, 2011) The most anticipated snowboard movie of the year 2011, The Art of Flight meets the high expectations that its producers... Read full article

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Steve Roberts: [On the Nicaraguan rebels] You know damn well what's going to happen if these people come along and catch you alive.

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Frank Capra had 28 airplanes as well as mechanics and pilots at his disposal, supplied by the U.S. Marines, including technical advisor Francis E. Pierce, who served in Nicaragua in 1928.
The invasion of Nicaragua to avenge the deaths of U.S. Marines was based on at least one actual incident. On February 27, 1928, a band of Sandanista rebels killed 5 Marines and wounded 8 others in an ambush.
The wrong-way run was based on the infamous play by Roy Riegels of the University of California in the 1929 Rose Bowl. With the score 0-0 in the second quarter, Riegels recovered a Georgia Tech fumble at the Yellow Jackets' 30, somehow got turned the wrong way, and ran 65 yards toward his own goal line. A teammate grabbed him, but he was dropped at his own 1. The Golden Bears elected to punt, the punt was blocked out of the end zone for a safety touch, and the 2 points provided the margin of victory in Georgia Tech's 8-7 win. The movie uses actual footage of Riegels from the game.
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