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Night Flight (1933)

Not Rated | | Drama | 6 October 1933 (USA)
Polio breaks out in Rio de Janeiro, the serum is in Santiago and there's only one way to get the medicine where it's desperately needed: flown in by daring pilots who risk the treacherous weather and forbidding peaks of the Andes.

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Jules Fabian
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Insp. Robineau
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Auguste Pellerin
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Brazilian Pilot
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Daudet
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Jules' Radio Operator / Co-Pilot
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Pierre Roblet
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Radio Operator
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Pellerin's Girlfriend
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Dr. Decosta
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Worried Mother
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Sick Child
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Polio breaks out in Rio de Janeiro, the serum is in Santiago and there's only one way to get the medicine where it's desperately needed: flown in by daring pilots who risk the treacherous weather and forbidding peaks of the Andes.

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Not Rated
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Nachtflug  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Three scenes show radio operators sending Morse Code. One code key looked like a J-38 single key and two were a two paddle key made by the Vibroplex Company which is still in business. The Vibroplex is also known as a Bug because of the bug logo on the key. See more »

Quotes

Wife of Brazilian Pilot: What's it all for? Just so somebody in Paris can get a postcard on Tuesday instead of Thursday?
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Crazy Credits

During opening credits, the film title is done as "sky writing" by an airplane, and the plane is just finishing the last "T" on "flight". See more »

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Featured in Maltin on Movies: Super 8 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

How Dry I Am
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Sung by Robert Montgomery and Dorothy Burgess
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I can see why Saint-Exupéry pulled his rights...
11 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

Other than a couple of tense flying sequences, it's pretty much a wasted 84 minutes of your life. John Barrymore has some fun chewing up the scenery, but the rest of the cast is wasted in clichéd melodrama. Lionel Barrymore scratches himself constantly in a vain attempt to give his character some defining quality. Helen Hayes plays a typical wire waiting for her man. Myrna Loy has basically one scene, playing the wife sending her man off. Clark Gable appears only in the cockpit and has about five lines, I think. Robert Montgomery probably has the most fleshed-out character, but in the end even he remains a cypher. Not all lost films are great...


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