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The Spirit of St. Louis ()


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Charles 'Slim' Lindbergh struggles to finance and design an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing.

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Charles Augustus 'Slim' Lindbergh
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Bud Gurney
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Mirror Girl
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Benjamin Frank Mahoney - President, Ryan Airlines Co.
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Father Hussman
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Donald Hall - Chief Engineer, Ryan Airlines
Charles Watts ...
O.W. Schultz - Salesman, Atlas Suspender Co.
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Burt (uncredited)
Frances Allen ...
Mother from Oklahoma (uncredited)
David Alpert ...
Clerk (uncredited)
Walter Bacon ...
Crowd Member in France (uncredited)
Gordon Barnes ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Dad - Farmer (uncredited)
Jimmy Bates ...
Farm Boy (uncredited)
Brandon Beach ...
Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Blythe (uncredited)
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Crowd Member in France (uncredited)
Sheila Bond ...
Model / Dancer (uncredited)
Eugene Borden ...
French Gendarme (uncredited)
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Crowd Member in France (uncredited)
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Okie (uncredited)
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Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Maj. Albert Lambert - Lindbergh Sponsor (uncredited)
John Carlyle ...
Bridegroom (uncredited)
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Passerby at Train Station (uncredited)
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Secretary (uncredited)
Rena Clark ...
Bride (uncredited)
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Harry Knight - Lindbergh Student (uncredited)
Jack Daly ...
Louie (uncredited)
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Charles Levine - President, Columbia Aircraft Co. (uncredited)
Pauline Drake ...
Sob Sister (uncredited)
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Aircraft Mechanic (uncredited)
Slim Gaut ...
Aircraft Mechanic (uncredited)
Roy Gordon ...
Associate Producer (uncredited)
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Goldsborough (uncredited)
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Crowd Member in France (uncredited)
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Man Driving Car (uncredited)
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Surplus Dealer (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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Aircraft Mechanic (uncredited)
Walter Kingson ...
Newscaster (uncredited) (voice)
Richard LaMarr ...
Crowd Member in France (uncredited)
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Ryan Aircraft Employee (uncredited)
Johnny Lee ...
Jess - Cook at Louie's Shack (uncredited)
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Director (uncredited)
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Casey Jones (uncredited)
James Macklin ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Maurice Manson ...
E. Lansing Ray - Editor, St. Louis Globe Democrat (uncredited)
David Orrick McDearmon ...
Harold Bixby - St. Louis Chamber of Commerce (uncredited)
John McKee ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Lane (uncredited)
William Meader ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Russell Meeker ...
Train Passenger (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Ann Morrison ...
Mrs. Fearless (uncredited)
George Nardelli ...
Crowd Member in France (uncredited)
Stuart Nedd ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Bill Neff ...
Cadet (uncredited)
James O'Rear ...
Earl Thompson (uncredited)
Al Page ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Passerby at Train Station (uncredited)
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Photographer (uncredited)
James Robertson Jr. ...
Bill Robertson (uncredited)
Robert Robinson ...
Passerby at Train Station (uncredited)
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Photographer (uncredited)
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Passerby at Train Station (uncredited)
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Mechanic (uncredited)
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Aircraft Mechanic (uncredited)
Cap Somers ...
Crowd Member in France (uncredited)
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Mr. Fearless (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ...
Passerby at Train Station (uncredited)
Ernie Taylor ...
Sailor (uncredited)
Percival Vivian ...
Professor (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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Barker (uncredited)
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Boedecker (uncredited)
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Cadet (uncredited)
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Editor - San Diego (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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Captain at Brooks Field Flight School (uncredited)
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Indian (uncredited)

Directed by

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Billy Wilder ... (directed by)

Written by

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Charles A. Lindbergh ... (based on the book by)
 
Billy Wilder ... (screen play by) and
Wendell Mayes ... (screen play by)
 
Charles Lederer ... (adaptation by)

Produced by

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Leland Hayward ... producer (produced by)

Music by

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Franz Waxman ... (music composed by)

Cinematography by

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Robert Burks ... director of photography
J. Peverell Marley ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Arthur P. Schmidt ... film editor

Editorial Department

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Charles Eames ... montage
John F. Burnett ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Art Loel

Set Decoration by

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William L. Kuehl

Makeup Department

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Gordon Bau ... makeup supervisor
Robert Ewing ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Ann Locker ... hairdresser (uncredited)
Connie Nichols ... hairdresser (uncredited)

Production Management

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Norman A. Cook ... production manager (as Norman Cook)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Charles C. Coleman ... assistant director (as Charles C. Coleman Jr.)
Don Alvarado ... assistant director (uncredited)
James A. Rosenberger ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Fred Scheld ... additional assistant director (uncredited)
George Vieira ... second unit director (uncredited)

Art Department

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J. Leslie Asher ... assistant props (uncredited)
Lloyd R. Crawford ... painter (uncredited)
Donald P. Desmond ... set construction (uncredited)
James Peck ... prop shop (uncredited)
Herbert Plews ... property master (uncredited)
Victor Scheckel ... greensman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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M.A. Merrick ... sound by
Guy Villette ... sound assistant
T.A. Carman ... sound mixer (uncredited)
Harold Fisher ... sound editor (uncredited)
Irvin Jay ... sound editor (uncredited)
Al Marsh ... boom operator (uncredited)
Don Olson ... sound editor (uncredited)
Ross Owen ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Monty Pearce ... sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Hans F. Koenekamp ... special effects (as H.F. Koenekamp)
Louis Lichtenfield ... special effects
Wally Honn ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Ted Mapes ... stunts (uncredited)
Hal Needham ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tom Tutwiler ... aerial photographer (as Thomas Tutwiler)
Eddie Leon Albert ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Foy Barnett ... best boy (uncredited)
William Classen ... grip (uncredited)
Bert Eason ... assistant camera: aerial (uncredited)
Frank Flanagan ... gaffer (uncredited) / head electrician (uncredited)
Mac Julian ... still photographer (uncredited)
Ted D. McCord ... camera operator (uncredited)
Wally Meinardus ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Harold Noyes ... key grip (uncredited)
Leonard J. South ... camera operator (uncredited)
Fred Terzo ... camera operator (uncredited)
Harry Williams ... aerial grip (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jane Leonard ... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Vic Vallejo ... wardrobe: men (uncredited)

Music Department

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Leonid Raab ... orchestrator
Franz Waxman ... conductor
Ray Heindorf ... additional conductor (uncredited)
Roy Webb ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Howard Hohler ... script supervisor (uncredited)

Other crew

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Victor Bertrandias ... technical advisor (as Major General Victor Bertrandias USAF {Ret.})
Harlan A. Gurney ... technical advisor
Doane Harrison ... production associate
Paul Mantz ... aerial supervisor
James Bissell ... mechanic (uncredited) / pilot (uncredited)
Bill Boone ... co-pilot (uncredited)
Carl Combs ... publicist (uncredited)
Charles Eames ... production consultant (uncredited)
John Hawkins ... mechanic (uncredited)
Marvin Herness ... radio operator (uncredited)
Cort Johnston ... flight engineer (uncredited)
Richard Joslin ... radio navigator (uncredited)
John Oliver ... radio operator (uncredited)
Stanley Reaver ... pilot (uncredited)
James Thompson ... pilot (uncredited)
Edward Weidman ... mechanic (uncredited)
Carroll Wright ... mechanic (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Biography of Charles Lindburgh from his days of precarious mail runs in aviation's infancy to his design of a small transatlantic plane and the vicissitudes of its takeoff and epochal flight from New York to Paris in 1927. Written by Paul Emmons

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Taglines The Story Behind the Story of Lindbergh's Incredible Flight to Paris! See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'odyssée de Charles Lindbergh (France)
  • Lindbergh - Mein Flug über den Ozean (Germany)
  • El héroe solitario (Spain)
  • Lindbergh - Mein Flug über den Ozean (Austria)
  • Lindbergh, i odysseia enos gennaiou (Greece)
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  • 135 min
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Budget $6,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Charles A. Lindbergh wanted Anthony Perkins to play him in the movie. See more »
Goofs On his approach to St. John's, Newfoundland in the fog, Lindbergh is depicted as being concerned about colliding with a mountain peak. However, there is no even remotely mountainous terrain anywhere in the vicinity of St. John's. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart (1980). See more »
Soundtracks Rio Rita See more »
Quotes Father Hussman: How come I never see you around church? You don't believe?
Charles Lindbergh: Well, yes, I believe. I believe in an instrument panel, a pressure gauge, a compass, things I can see and touch. I can't touch God.
Father Hussman: You're not supposed to! He touches you!
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