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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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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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22 August 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Courrier de Chine  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The position of Bogart's hand changes position in a scene with Pat O'Brien. See more »

Quotes

Dave Logan: [Argumentatively] Don't stall! If you got something on your chest, spill it.
Hap Stuart: Okay, Sailor, here it is - You used to be a regular guy - now you're not even human. When you start cannin' guys like Bill Andrews that have been with the outfit for years, that proves it! You're letting your job turn you into a heel with a cast-iron heart. You don't have to be tough just to show everybody you're a big shot!
Dave Logan: Somebody's got to be tough to get things done around here!
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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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who the actors portray in the film
2 April 2006 | by (Dinner Key, Florida) – See all my reviews

PanAmerican was asked about participating in the making of the movie before it was made. Pan American declined. So the movie was made "fictional." Pat O'Brien of course represents Juan Trippe. Ross Alexander represents Capt. Hugh Wells. Humphrey Bogart represents Capt. Ed Musick. Ed Musik Jr. and grandson Chuck Musik both flew later for Eastern Airlines.

Today, Dinner key still exists in Miami. The former PanAmerican terminal is now Miami City Hall. The hangars are still there at Dinner Key and are mostly in disrepair; used for boating interests.

Besides the excellent Golden Gate picture, I believe there is also a shot of the Bay Bridge, but you have to look quickly.


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