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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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A travesty, but in the details. 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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A travesty, but in the details., 1 December 2007
Author: Flickers-4 from Miami, FL

I don't recall the movie being as bad as the previous poster laments, but it is the first time I saw a movie of a person I knew something of his historical record and how they played loose with the details for dramatic license (I read his massive autobiography 5 times at least--a big book for a 13 yr old to read then--and several of his other books, including his version of the ordeal at sea depicted in the movie and Capt. Cherry's version "We Thought We Heard the Angels Sing"). I was "outraged" as any hero worshiping teen could be when they changed incidents in the movie that I knew happened differently (hey! That didn't happen that way!). but from this movie, I did learn the lesson of what that disclaimer means "Though based on actual incidents..."

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