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China Clipper (1936)

 -  Drama  -  22 August 1936 (USA)
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Dave Logan takes his regional Pan American airline and with vision and sometimes ruthless determination establishes pan-American and trans-Pacific routes.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dave Logan
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Jean Logan
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Tom Collins
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Hap Stuart
Marie Wilson ...
Sunny Avery
Joseph Crehan ...
Jim Horn
Joe King ...
Mr. Pierson (as Joseph King)
Addison Richards ...
Mr. B.C. Hill
Ruth Robinson ...
Mother Brunn
Henry B. Walthall ...
Dad Brunn
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Radio Operator on Clipper
Lyle Moraine ...
Co-pilot on Clipper
Dennis Moore ...
Engineer on Clipper
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Navigator on Clipper
Alexander Cross ...
Bill Andrews
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Storyline

Inspired by Lindbergh's flight, Dave Logan sets out with a Washington-Philadelphia airline but suffers financial problems. With flying ace Hap Stuart he tries clipper ships on the Caribbean, then aims for the trans-Pacific route. His relentless ambition forces those closest to him to abandon him. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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THRILL TO A NEW TRIUMPH! LOVE SPANS THE PERILOUS PACIFIC! (original print ad - all caps)

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Drama

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22 August 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Courrier de Chine  »

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Henry B. Walthall collapsed on the set while filming and died shortly thereafter. The script of the unfinished film was rewritten so that his character would die off-screen, a heart condition having already been established in a previously filmed scene. See more »

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The character names of Lyle Moraine and Dennis Moore are switched in the end credits. Moore was the Co-pilot and Moraine the engineer. See more »

Quotes

Mr. B.C. Hill: [to Dave] You aviators are swell people, but you're too visionary, too friendly, too easy-going. You're daydreamers instead of go-getters. In a way, you've got to be crazy. You're not satisfied to live with flying - you've got to be in love with it.
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Featured in Breakdowns of 1937 (1937) See more »

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National Emblem
(1902) (uncredited)
Music by Edwin Eugene Bagley
Played at the parade celebrating Lindbergh's flight
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A merely artificial drama...

Bogart temporarily left the field of crime to portray a more respectable type in his subsequent effort, "China Clipper." On its simplest level "China Clipper" relates a routine story of an airline owner's (Pat O'Brien) desire to put into operation a trans-Pacific airline… Soap-opera dramatics take over quickly as O'Brien's dedication to his project costs him his wife, his friends, and the clichéd obligatory, for this genre, death of an elderly associate designer...

Bogart's undistinguished role was that of a wise-cracking pilot, frequently engaging in verbal sparring with O'Brien and fellow pilot Ross Alexander, who eventually makes the record-breaking flight across the Pacific in the film's finale...

"China Clipper" is merely artificial drama, but it has a certain value for its generally well-integrated use of newsreel and stock shots of the actual "China Clippers" in operation... One particularly exciting shot is of the mammoth plane flying over an as-yet-uncompleted Golden Gate Bridge with its gigantic opposing spans reaching out into empty air, waiting patiently for its final connecting links…


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