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The Sky Pilot (1921)

Not Rated | | Drama | 17 April 1921 (USA)
The sky pilot is a preacher who helps Gwen walk again after a near-fatal accident.

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King Vidor

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Ralph Connor (novel), Faith Green (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
John Bowers ... The Sky Pilot
Colleen Moore ... Gwen
David Butler David Butler ... Bill Hendricks
Harry Todd ... The Old Timer
James Corrigan James Corrigan ... Honorable Ashley
Donald MacDonald Donald MacDonald ... The Duke
Kathleen Kirkham ... Lady Charlotte
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The sky pilot is a preacher who helps Gwen walk again after a near-fatal accident.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Release Date:

17 April 1921 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Manden fra Bjergene See more »

Filming Locations:

Truckee, California, USA See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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John Bowers knew his stuff
26 July 2003 | by overseer-3See all my reviews

What a delightful actor that John Bowers was! He shines in his role as the gentle minister who finds that sermons and hymns alone cannot convert an unruly, godless populace to Christianity in the cold wilderness of the Canadian Rockies. He finds he has to lead by example. David Butler, who starts off fighting with him, but who eventually respects him, is super as the friend who encourages him. For some reason he reminded me of the goofy soldier in The Big Parade with John Gilbert. Don't know why, they really didn't look much alike.

The print of The Sky Pilot that I saw was kind of jumpy and the musical accompaniment wasn't appropriate for the action, but these two faults aside, the film itself was dramatic and moving. Colleen Moore was ok, but she's never been a favorite of mine.

This is the second John Bowers film I have seen and in both this one and Lorna Doone a year later John has scenes where he is braving rapids, trying not to drown! Once more I got the willies, since he died by self-imposed drowning in real life.

I am sure he would have made an excellent character actor in talkies if only the studios had given him half a chance. Cruel Hollywood.


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