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Flight for Freedom (1943)

Approved | | Biography, Drama | 15 April 1943 (USA)
The life of air pioneer Amelia Earhart is here given a fictionalized treatment, with a speculative conclusion.

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Complete credited cast:
... Tonie Carter
... Randy Britton
... Paul Turner
... Johnny Salvini
... Admiral Graves
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Fictionalized biography of Amelia Earhart (here called Tonie Carter). First, a flagwaving preface about air warfare in the Pacific; then flashing back to her first solo flight in 1932; whirlwind romance with sexist ace pilot Randy Britton; advanced training; a transcontinental race; world fame; first, aborted round-the-world flight; and her famous disappearance. This film popularized the theory that Earhart's disappearance was connected with secret work for the U.S. Navy. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Stand to Die  »

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Trivia

Fictionalized account of the story and disappearance of aviator Amelia Earhart. See more »

Goofs

On the cigarette case the marked locations are incorrectly placed. The case shows Virginia Beach at Wilmington, NC and Delaware at Virginia Beach. See more »

Quotes

Randy Britton: Are you crying? What's the matter?
Tonie Carter: It's just my special reaction to beauty and alcohol.
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Featured in The Mysteries of Amelia Earhart (1998) See more »

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Written by Queen Liliuokalani
Arranged by Max Steiner
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This is a fun Movie
24 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is a fun movie of thirties aviation. The mid air between Randy and Tonie is laughable and fake. That aside I enjoy the tone and the simple enjoyment of the movie for what it was, a WWII war movie. Randy (Fred Mac Murry) and Tonie fall for each other with the background of thirties type air racing and breaking records as their goals. Then when a special assignment comes up to look for a "missing pilot" over the Japanese mandated islands, they both volunteer. Overall this is one of my favorite movies for this type. The Japanese hotel manager - as a Jap spy- is so typical as to be laughable. But this movie is not about realism or political correctness.


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