MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,979 this week

Flight for Freedom (1943)

 -  Biography | Drama  -  15 April 1943 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 119 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 3 critic

The life of air pioneer Amelia Earhart is here given a fictionalized treatment, with a speculative conclusion.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2034 titles
created 04 Feb 2012
 
a list of 569 titles
created 17 Sep 2012
 
a list of 727 titles
created 27 Mar 2013
 
a list of 6600 titles
created 5 months ago
 
list image
a list of 9998 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Flight for Freedom (1943)

Flight for Freedom (1943) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Flight for Freedom.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Tonie Carter
...
Randy Britton
Herbert Marshall ...
Paul Turner
Eduardo Ciannelli ...
Johnny Salvini
Walter Kingsford ...
Admiral Graves
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 April 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stand to Die  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 20, 1943 with Rosalind Russell reprising her film role. 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.
See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Columbia the Gem of the Ocean
(uncredited)
Music by David T. Shaw
Arranged by Roy Webb
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"Flight for Freedom" is a movie waiting for a good "Remake"
3 July 2012 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

"Tonie Carter" (Rosalind Russell), has fought hard to get women to be the world's largest pilot. After achieving his dream, the American naval department requires its service with a mission of utmost importance. This story is based on the fascinating biography of Amelia EarthArt (disappeared 1937). She was a noted American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first woman to receive the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.] Earhart joined the faculty of the Purdue University aviation department in 1935 as a visiting faculty member to counsel women on careers and help inspire others with her love for aviation. She was also a member of the National Woman's Party, and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment. During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10 Electra, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. Fascination with her life, career and disappearance continues to this day.

"Flight for Freedom" is not a sufficient quality film that deserves such an extraordinary character, even though the actors do a good job. The photography is correct although the scenes that make up much of the film offer possibilities for a great film.

"Flight for Freedom" is a movie waiting for a good "Remake"


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
That Mystery of Howland Island theowinthrop
I like it better than 'Casablanca' laxlon
Watch Flight for Freedom laxlon
Discuss Flight for Freedom (1943) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?