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Night Flight

  • Drama
  • Romance
  • 1933
  • Clarence Brown
  • 84 mins
  • A

Summary

Polio breaks out in Rio de Janeiro, the serum is in Santiago and there's only one way to get the medicine where it's desperately needed: flown in by daring pilots who risk the treacherous weather and forbidding peaks of the Andes.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

MGM wheeled out a lot of stars for this flying yarn - two Barrymores, Clark Gable, Robert Montgomery and two fine leading ladies, Myrna Loy and Helen Hayes. The story is about the setting up of a company that delivers mail across the high Andes. In the air, it's all turbulence, fog and mountain peaks; on the ground, it's all macho posturing and romantic clinches. The box-office success of the movie spawned a whole series of imitators, including RKO's Flight from Glory and, best of all, Howard Hawks's Only Angels Have Wings.

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Credits

Cast

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RiviereJohn Barrymore
Mme FabianHelen Hayes
JulesClark Gable
RobineauLionel Barrymore
Auguste PellerinRobert Montgomery
Brazilian pilot's wifeMyrna Loy

Crew

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DirectorClarence Brown

Details

Theatrical distributor
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Languages
English
Formats
Black and white
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