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China Clipper (1936)

Approved | | Drama | 22 August 1936 (USA)
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

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Tom Collins
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Hap Stuart
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Sunny Avery
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Jim Horn
Joe King ...
Mr. Pierson (as Joseph King)
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Mr. B.C. Hill
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Mother Brunn
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Dad Brunn
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Radio Operator on Clipper
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Co-pilot on Clipper
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Engineer on Clipper
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Navigator on Clipper
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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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22 August 1936 (USA)  »

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Courrier de Chine  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Henry Stephenson and Ted Thompson are in studio records/casting call lists as cast members, but they did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. See more »

Goofs

Emmett Vogan's left hand moves from his side to his left jaw and back in edited shots during his meeting with Pat O'Brien. See more »

Quotes

Tom Collins: [Looking suspiciously at some aggressive sea gulls] Hey, do goony birds have teeth?
Engineer on Clipper: Why?
Tom Collins: I was just wondering, that's all.
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Connections

Featured in Breakdowns of 1937 (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

National Emblem
(1902) (uncredited)
Music by Edwin Eugene Bagley
Played at the parade celebrating Lindbergh's flight
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Classic film especially for aviators
5 December 2010 | by (Melrose Landing, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a great and exciting movie especially if you are a pilot as I am. It reflects a time in aviation that was exciting. Those days are gone forever. I would have enjoyed travel in those flying boats not to mention piloting them. I am from Miami and remember Dinner Key. Those flying boats parked in the bay looked so magnificent with the cumulus nimbus clouds over the Atlantic in the background. I recorded this movie years ago and watch it from time to time and I always enjoy it's vintage scenes. Those great flying boats were magnificent and I can only imagine the joy and sense of adventure flying around the west and south Pacific island hopping! It is true escapism. I highly recommend this movie.


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