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Ernest K. Gann (1910–1991)


Had a lifelong passion for sailing. See more trivia »

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 1985 The Aviator (based upon the book by - as Ernest Gann)
 1981 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
 1981 Masada (TV Mini-Series) (novel "The Antagonists" - 4 episodes)
- Part IV (1981) ... (novel "The Antagonists")
- Part III (1981) ... (novel "The Antagonists")
- Part II (1981) ... (novel "The Antagonists")
- Part I (1981) ... (novel "The Antagonists")
 1964 Fate Is the Hunter (book)
 1958 Twilight for the Gods (novel) / (screenplay)
 1955 Soldier of Fortune (novel) / (screenplay)
 1954 The High and the Mighty (novel "The High and the Mighty") / (screenplay)
 1953 Island in the Sky (novel "Island in the Sky") / (screenplay)
 1951 The Raging Tide (novel "Fiddler's Green" - uncredited) / (screenplay)
 1947 Blaze of Noon (novel)
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 1953 Island in the Sky (technical advisor)

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Novel: "Blaze of Noon" (filmed as Blaze of Noon (1947)) See more »

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Ernest Gann

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American adventure novelist, whose works often deal with aviation and are noted for racy dialogue. He had himself been a professional aviator, who piloted Douglas DC-2 and Douglas DC-3 aircraft for various American airlines in the 1930's. During World War II, he flew C-87 transports for the U.S. Army Air Force Transport Command in diverse and far-flung locations, from the North Atlantic to the ... See more »

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