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China Clipper

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 1936
  • Ray Enright
  • 89 mins
  • U

Summary

Drama starring Pat O'Brien. A former First World War pilot sets up his own airline and develops a burning ambition to make a record-breaking flight from San Francisco to China. But his obsession causes problems in his personal life.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Former pilot Pat O'Brien sacrifices friends and marriage for an obsession to start a trans-Pacific airline, flying from America to China. Pan Am gets a big screen credit for assistance, with the picture clearly intended as an advert for them, and the script is by Frank "Spig" Wead, an aviation hero later played by John Wayne in The Wings of Eagles. The wonky flying scenes and dime-novel melodramas on the ground don't help, and O'Brien isn't a natural screen hero. This is of interest now purely as one of the dozens of movies that featured Humphrey Bogart in a supporting role.

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Credits

Cast

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Dave LoganPat O'Brien
Jean LoganBeverly Roberts
Tom CollinsRoss Alexander (1)
Hap StuartHumphrey Bogart
Sunny AveryMarie Wilson
Dad BrunnHenry B Walthall
Jim HornJoseph Crehan
Mr PiersonJoseph King (1)
BC HillAddison Richards
Mother BrunnRuth Robinson

Crew

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DirectorRay Enright

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros Pictures Ltd
Languages
English
Formats
Black and white
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