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Release Date:
19 June 1945 (USA) See more »
"Rick" is on the Screen ! The Gripping . . . Exciting Story of America's First Ace of Aces !
WWI flyer Eddie Rickenbaker remembers his life which brought him from a car salesman, race driver and pilot in WWI... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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I liked it a lot. See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order)

Fred MacMurray ... Captain Edward Rickenbacker
Lynn Bari ... Adelaide Frost Rickenbacker

Charles Bickford ... William Rickenbacker

Thomas Mitchell ... Ike Howard

Lloyd Nolan ... Lt. Jim Whittaker

James Gleason ... Tom Clark
Mary Philips ... Elsie Rickenbacker

Darryl Hickman ... Eddie Rickenbacker as a boy

Spring Byington ... Mrs. Frost

Richard Conte ... Pvt. John Bartek

Charles Russell ... Sgt. Jim Reynolds
Richard Crane ... Capt. Bill Cherry
Stanley Ridges ... Col. Hans Adamson

Clem Bevans ... Jabez
Grady Sutton ... Lester Thomas

Chick Chandler ... Richard Lacey

Dwayne Hickman ... Louis Rickenbacker
Nancy June Robinson ... Mary Rickenbacker
Winifred Glyn ... Emma Rickenbacker
Gregory Marshall ... Dewey Rickenbacker (as Gregory Muradian)
David Spencer ... Albert Rickenbacker
Elvin Field ... Bill Rickenbacker
George Mitchell ... Lt. Johnny De Angelis
Boyd Davis ... Mr. Frost
Don Garner ... Sgt. Alex
Mary Gordon ... Mrs. Westrom
Joseph J. Greene ... Dinkenspiel
Olin Howland ... Census Taker (as Olin Howlin)
Robert Malcolm ... Mr. Foley
Leila McIntyre ... Mrs. Foley
Harry Shannon ... Simmons
Virginia Brissac ... Flo Clark
Peter Garey ... Freddie
Fred Essler ... Prof. Montague
Lotte Stein ... Mme. Montagne
Earle S. Dewey ... Dr. Campbell (as Earle Dewey)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Kitchel ... Flight officer

Dorothy Adams ... Nurse (uncredited)
Ed Allen ... Black Man (uncredited)
Walter Baldwin ... Serious Man (uncredited)
Eddy Chandler ... Policeman (uncredited)
George Chandler ... Heckler (uncredited)
John Davidson ... Reporter (uncredited)

Marvin Davis ... Ticket Taker (uncredited)

John Dehner ... Ambulance Attendant (uncredited)

Joe Devlin ... Brewery Worker (uncredited)
Tom Dillon ... MacFarland (uncredited)
Edith Evanson ... Nurse (uncredited)
William Forrest ... (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Reporter (uncredited)
Pat Gleason ... Reporter (uncredited)
Vincent Graeff ... Boy (uncredited)

Reed Hadley ... News Announcer (uncredited)
Robert Homans ... (uncredited)
Van Allen James ... Soldier (uncredited)
Ray Johnson ... Photographer (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Reporter (uncredited)
Ann Loos ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Tommy Mack ... Waiter (uncredited)

Paul Marion ... (uncredited)
Peter Michael ... Charlie (uncredited)
Howard Negley ... (uncredited)
William Newell ... (uncredited)
Garry Owen ... Reporter (uncredited)
Franklin Parker ... Shelby (uncredited)
Orville Race ... Singer (uncredited)
Georges Renavent ... French General (uncredited)
Leon Tyler ... Boy (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ... Workman (uncredited)

Directed by
Lloyd Bacon 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Tucker Battle 

Produced by
Winfield R. Sheehan .... producer
Christy Walsh .... associate producer
Original Music by
Cyril J. Mockridge 
Cinematography by
Joseph MacDonald  (as Joe MacDonald)
Film Editing by
James B. Clark 
Art Direction by
Maurice Ransford 
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
Walter M. Scott 
Costume Design by
René Hubert 
Makeup Department
Dick Smith .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Saul Wurtzel .... assistant director
Sound Department
Eugene Grossman .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... special sound effects (as Harry Leonard)
Special Effects by
Sol Halperin .... special photographic effects
Visual Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
Ralph Hammeras .... miniatures (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Shearman .... second camera
Irving Rosenberg .... second camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator
Emil Newman .... musical director
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Murray Spivack .... music mixer (uncredited)
Other crew
Frances C. Richardson .... research director (uncredited)

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
107 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Did You Know?

The premiere of this film was held in Rickenbacker's hometown of Columbus, Ohio at The Ohio Theatre on August 1, 1945. In attendance were 20th Century Fox film stars Carole Landis, Peggy Ann Garner, James Dunne & Lloyd Nolan along with Ohio politicians Congressman Jerry Vooris, Mayor of Columbus Jim Rhodes, and Governor Frank Lausche.See more »


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I liked it a lot., 16 August 2013
Author: djhbooklover from United States

I was 10 when I saw this movie. I have memories of scenes from favorite films as early as 1940. This is one of them. I left the theater feeling entertained, happy they were rescued, educated about Rickenbacker's career and thrilled. At that age I was not capable of critical review but have always wondered why I never saw it again. Perhaps I was too unsophisticated to make a valid judgment. I did, however, remember that MacMurray was the star. I looked it up to learn why it was never re- released. In that era few movies were deliberately aimed at the young including war films and westerns. Even the Disney films were popular with adults. I was an avid moviegoer with minimal supervision and lots of nearby theaters so I recall many which were not written for the children but still left me with fond memories of their value for me. That is the basis for my rating.

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