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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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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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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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The movie is terribly romantic. I watch the ending over and over!
28 September 2002 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I really don't know why the other reviews show this as such a badly made movie. I really enjoyed it. Jeff Chandler is terrifically masculine, and Lana Turner is his female counterpart. The ending has a lot of suspense, which I thoroughly enjoyed. And, as I've said already, I watch the ending repeatedly.


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