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The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) was a Adventure - Biographical Film directed by Billy Wilder and produced by Leland Hayward.

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Charles Lindbergh: Now, I don't propose to sit on a flagpole or swallow goldfish. I'm not a stuntman; I'm a flier.


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Charles Lindbergh: [narrating] There were 200,000 people there that night. And when we came back home, there were 4 million people waiting.


Charles Lindbergh: I take up a compass heading of 65 degrees out of New York, keep correcting the heading every 100 miles.
Benjamin Frank Mahoney, President Ryan Airlines Co.: What happens over the water?
Charles Lindbergh: Over the water I keep watching the waves, see which direction the wind's blowing in, allow for the drift...
Benjamin Frank Mahoney, President Ryan Airlines Co.: And hope the Lord will do the rest.
Charles Lindbergh: No, I never bother the Lord. I'll do the rest.
Benjamin Frank Mahoney, President Ryan Airlines Co.: Might need a little help up there, don't you think?
Charles Lindbergh: No, it will only get in the way.


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Charles Lindbergh wanted Anthony Perkins to play him in the movie.
Average Shot Length = ~10.1 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~9.6 seconds.
Filmed in 1955.
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