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Flight for Freedom (1943)

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

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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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Frank Redman replaced Lee Garmes as cinematographer when Garmes was called back to the US to work on China Girl (1942), 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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Aloha Oe
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"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"


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