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Wilbur and Orville: The First to Fly (1973)

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In depth story the early efforts by the wright Brothers to achieve human flight. Revealing their family life in Dayton, Ohio and preoccupation with flight while operating their local ... See full summary »

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In depth story the early efforts by the wright Brothers to achieve human flight. Revealing their family life in Dayton, Ohio and preoccupation with flight while operating their local Bicycle Repair Shop. Most compelling is the interaction between the Wright Brothers by real life brothers Jimmy and Stacy Keach which gives a reality to the performance of these actors as they portray the Wright Brothers. Turn of the Century 1900 mid western life is a beautiful look into the most innocent period of American history. Hardships endured by The Wrights as they contest established Science of the Smithsonian Society, as well as physical strains of building aircraft on desolate dunes of Kitty Hawk North Carolina. Written by Neil Larson

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A great production
8 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this for the first time years ago, and I remember how well the whole production was put together. I have been searching for either a DVD or a VHS to add to my collection. I recently obtained a copy of Michael Moriarity's opus "Winds of Kitty Hawk" and as good as that is I feel the Keach brothers presentation is tops and equals if not surpasses "Winds of Kitty Hawk". I agree with another's comment that the Keach brothers movie should be put on DVD for historic and annal purposes and put in the National Archives in Washington D.C. What adds to the authenticity of the film is many faceted; like the times they teased their nephew by playing jokes on him at the dinner table using wires to move his plate back and forth. One scene I remember is Orville applying ointment to his face in a most deliberate manner and Wilbur urging him to make haste; Orville replies in very slow, deliberate terms something to the effect that "...I..always..take...my...time..in..most things!" or something to that effect. There were many poignant moments in their attempts to fly, but the personal touches were a stroke of genius. C. S. Boyd


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