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Amelia Earhart (1976)

Unrated | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 25 October 1976
Biography follows the life of famed woman pilot Amelia Earhart, including her marriage to a famous publisher and her disappearance during a flight in 1937.


George Schaefer


Carol Sobieski
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Clark ... Amelia Earhart
John Forsythe ... G.P. Putnam
Stephen Macht ... Paul Mantz
Susan Oliver ... Neta Snook 'Snookie'
Catherine Burns ... Pidge Earhart
Jane Wyatt ... Amy Earhart
Charles Aidman ... Mr. Earhardt
Eddie Barth ... Sid Isaacs
David Huffman ... Radio Operator
Bill Vint Bill Vint ... Fred Norman
Jack Colvin ... Wilmer Stultz
Kip Niven ... Allen Bradford
John Archer ... Dr. Paterson
Florida Friebus ... Miss Perkins
Lance Kerwin ... David Putnam


Biography follows the life of famed woman pilot Amelia Earhart, including her marriage to a famous publisher and her disappearance during a flight in 1937.

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Susan Clark, who won an Emmy as "Babe" Didrikson, now stars as the adventurer, heroine and woman whose disappearance captured the imagination of the whole world! A 3-hour world premiere!


Biography | Drama








Release Date:

25 October 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ostatni lot See more »

Filming Locations:

Pope Valley, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Austin K2 ambulance featured in one scene, supposedly a World War 1 setting. See more »

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Decent TV Movie
4 December 2010 | by chimesfreedomSee all my reviews

This 1976 TV movie, not surprisingly, is not as good as "Amelia" (2009), and it is a bit too long, but it does a decent job. The TV movie tries to cover more of the famous flyer's life than "Amelia" does, and so one may learn some additional information from the older movie, especially about Earhart's childhood. The acting in the TV movie is pretty good, and the airplane scenes are better than you might expect from a TV movie of the time.

Interestingly, the TV movie portrays George Putnam in a less flattering light than the 2009 movie (with the Richard Gere role being played here by John Forsythe of "Dynasty" and "Charlie's Angels" fame). Also, the TV movie replaces "Amelia's" focus on secondary male lead of Gene Vidal (Ewan McGregor) with flying instructor Paul Mantz (Stephen Macht). I've written more about the 2009 movie on my website (www.chimesfreedom.com). I'm not sure which movie is more accurate about the personal relationships, but if you're looking to watch an interesting movie, I'd recommend "Amelia" over the TV movie. But if you're curious about learning more after watching that movie, check out this movie too.

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