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Atlantic Flight

Starring: Paula Stone & Ivan Lebedeff Director: William Nigh
Real life flying hero Dick Merrill must make an emergency round trip flight to London for a rare life-saving serum.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 58 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1937
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Audio:
    • (unspecified) - English

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Description by OLDIES.com:

Two pilots push their Lockheed Electra to the limit on a transatlantic mercy flight through crashing lightning and blinding rain. Back in America, their good friend lies dying, the victim of a crash during a sabotaged air race. In their cargo hold is a precious package of experimental serum from Britain, their friend's last hope - but only if they can get it back across the ocean in time.

Atlantic Flight was rushed into production in 1937 to capitalize on the world-wide fame of pilot Dick Merrill, who had set speed records in the world's first commercial transatlantic round-trip that same year. Though a completely fictional tale, the film utilizes actual footage from that historic flight. Merrill is joined in this movie by his actual co-pilot from the record-breaking mission, Jack Lambie. Neither Dick nor Jack made another feature after this one, being far better pilots than actors. 1937 was also a big year for Merrill when he met and married young Busby Berkely beauty, Toby Wing.

Product Description:

In 1937, actual airplane pilot Dick Merrill become famous for being the first pilot to make a commercial transatlantic roundtrip flight. Momogram Pictures, capitalizing on Merrill's celebrity status, quickly created the fictional film ATLANTIC FLIGHT where Merrill plays himself as a pilot crossing the Atlantic with a medical serum that can save his friend's life. The film used real footage from Merrill's own stormy Atlantic crossing.

Plot Keywords:

Airplanes | Flying | London, England | Pilots

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Rating 4.0 Atlantic Flight Movie Lover: from Lusby, MD US -- April, 10, 2006

This film is a must for vintage airplane enthusiasts. It contains extensive clear footage of a wide variety of 1930s civil airplanes that are today prized collectors items. There is also considerable stock footage taken at the 1936 National Air Races held in Los Angeles that year.


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