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Flight for Freedom (1943)

Approved | | Biography, Drama | 15 April 1943 (USA)
The life of air pioneer Amelia Earhart is here given a fictionalized treatment, with a speculative conclusion.

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Storyline

Fictionalized biography of Amelia Earhart (here called Tonie Carter). First, a flagwaving preface about air warfare in the Pacific; then flashing back to her first solo flight in 1932; whirlwind romance with sexist ace pilot Randy Britton; advanced training; a transcontinental race; world fame; first, aborted round-the-world flight; and her famous disappearance. This film popularized the theory that Earhart's disappearance was connected with secret work for the U.S. Navy. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Stand to Die  »

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Trivia

Frank Redman replaced Lee Garmes as cinematographer when Garmes was called back to the US to work on China Girl (1942), See more »

Goofs

On the cigarette case the marked locations are incorrectly placed. The case shows Virginia Beach at Wilmington, NC and Delaware at Virginia Beach. See more »

Quotes

Paul Turner: Besides, fliers aren't good for women -- ever.
Tonie Carter: Oh, I know. Every flier's married to his plane.
Paul Turner: Not quite that bad. But they never know what's going on inside of other people. How can they? They live 10,000 feet up in a world entirely their own. Any girl's safer to leave them there.
Tonie Carter: Dad always used to say, when you're safe... you're dead.
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Connections

Featured in The Mysteries of Amelia Earhart (1998) See more »

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Wonderful One
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Written by Paul Whiteman, Ferde Grofé Sr., Marshall Neilan and Dolly Morse
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Obviously cynics would not like it.
19 January 2001 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This film is influenced by the patriotism during the great struggle of The Second World War. It is accurate in depicting the spirit of the great Emelia Earhart. A film made today might choose to focus on other aspects but that is more an indication of the difference in attitudes from the 40s to now. This is an interesting film for youngsters and adults.


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