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The Greatest Man in the World (1980)

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This version of James Thurber's tale tells the story of a young amateur pilot who beats Charles Lindbergh's feat of nonstop flying around the world--with his own unique ways of conserving fuel and energy.

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Jack Smurch
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Smidgeon
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Ames Herbert
Howard Da Silva ...
Conklin
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Secretary of State
Sudie Bond ...
Emma Smurch
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This version of James Thurber's tale tells the story of a young amateur pilot who beats Charles Lindbergh's feat of nonstop flying around the world--with his own unique ways of conserving fuel and energy.

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8 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

michaeljcarey, thanks for making those corrections to the cast and characters of The Greatest Man in the World. I read the first comment (Smidgeon-as-Smurch)and was momentarily befuddled; having seen this movie when it was originally on TV, I remember very well Brad Davis's performance as the non-PC hero Smurch.

I was happy to find this on Netflix...it's just as funny 28 years later! Today, of course, his transgressions of drinking, having a girlfriend, and coming from the wrong background may not even considered transgressions,and would probably be given a positive spin in the tabloids and other press.


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