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Flying Padre (1951)

Approved | | Documentary, Short | 23 March 1951 (USA)
Two days in the life of priest Father Fred Stadtmuller whose New Mexico parish is so large he can only spread goodness and light among his flock with the aid of a monoplane. The priestly ... See full summary »

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Stanley Kubrick
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bob Hite Bob Hite ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Fred Stadtmueller Fred Stadtmueller ... Himself
Pedro Pedro ... Himself
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Two days in the life of priest Father Fred Stadtmuller whose New Mexico parish is so large he can only spread goodness and light among his flock with the aid of a monoplane. The priestly pilot is seen dashing from one province to the next at the helm of his trusty Piper Cub administering guidance (his plane, the Flying Padre) to unruly children, sermonizing at funerals and flying a sickly child and its mother to a hospital. Written by Matt Pugh <pughganet@hotmail.com>

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Documentary | Short

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Country:

USA

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English

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23 March 1951 (USA) See more »

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Screenliners (1950-1951 season) #8: Flying Padre See more »

Filming Locations:

Gallegos, New Mexico, USA See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Stanley Kubrick's directorial debut. See more »

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Narrator: There's no brass band here, no cheering crowds, no newspaper men clamoring for a headline - just an ambulance driver, an anxious mother, a sick baby and their priest.
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The narrator identifies Father Stadmueller. See more »

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Interesting little document, but...
6 March 2005 | by Shiva_SkunkSee all my reviews

A Story about a priest who flies with plane wherever he is needed could have been fresh and exciting in the fifties, but looking this today it certainly feels very dated and a bit clumsy, still interesting view in to the past nonetheless. The Reverend is portrayed as very sympathetic and kind man as he flies long distances for aid people and asks nothing for his help.

It's really hard to find any Kubrick's later trademarks here, in fact it's nearly impossible even recognize it's directed by him if you don't know it already nor catch his name in the opening credits. I really wouldn't recommend this except for its curiosity values.


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