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The Lady Takes a Flyer (1957)

Approved | | Drama | 30 January 1958 (USA)
Daredevil pilot Mike Dandridge goes into a business partnership with flight-school pal Al Reynolds and meets Maggie Colby, who's also a pilot. The two flyers take cargo to Japan, where they... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Maggie Colby
Al Reynolds
Andra Martin ...
Nikki Taylor
Phil Donahoe
Nurse Kennedy
Frank Henshaw
Willie Ridgely
Dee J. Thompson ...
Collie Minor
James Doherty ...
Tower Officer


Daredevil pilot Mike Dandridge goes into a business partnership with flight-school pal Al Reynolds and meets Maggie Colby, who's also a pilot. The two flyers take cargo to Japan, where they become romantically involved. Al is best man at their wedding, then joins the Air Force. Mike hires new pilot Nikki Taylor and might be having an affair with her during business trips while Maggie stays home with their new baby. Maggie decides to fly a shipment herself and let Mike care of their daughter for a change. He and co-pilot Phil take a risk by bringing the baby along on a flight to London. Their plane has difficulty landing in a fog, angering Maggie, whose own plane barely got there safely. But at least Mike and Maggie are brought closer by the experience.

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30 January 1958 (USA)  »

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A Game Called Love  »

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(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Shortly after this film's release, Academy Award nominations for the previous year were announced. A print ad from Feb 25, 1958 read "New Excitement for LUSCIOUS LANA, "Best Actress" ACADEMY NOMINEE for her role in "PEYTON PLACE". See more »

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3-Stars for 3-Stars
16 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The war is over and there are still some heroes left. A few of these former military pilots get together to deliver war-surplus aircraft to their new (mostly civilian) owners, and these deliveries take them around the world. As a wanna-be (or wish-I-could-have-been) combat pilot I got to see some of the true aircraft stars of WWII. Even the soap-opera romance scenes were kinda cute and light-hearted. I actually enjoyed the movie and think it was very entertaining. The 3 stars interacted well and the movie was not too unbalanced. Was the plot familiar and the ending predictable ?? ABSOLUTELY !!!! So what ?? Name a single Elvis Presley or James Bond movie that wasn't as well ?? This film was not Academy Award material but it is much better than several films I have seen that have won Academy Awards. It is also much better than most of the trash that is being produced for TV and movie theaters today. I, for one, hope it makes it to DVD. If you don't like it...(heck, this IS America)...don't watch it !!

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