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Flight for Freedom [DVD] [1943]

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Synopsis

Flight for Freedom
Flight for Freedom was an "a clef" version of the Amelia Earhart story. Rosalind Russell plays the Earhart-like aviatrix Tonie Carter, who spends the early part of the film fighting against the aviation industry's prejudice against woman pilots. Tonie establishes a reputation as "the Lady Lindbergh", setting flight records on a near-weekly basis. Along the way, she falls in love with an agreeable flying ace (Fred MacMurray), much to the dismay of her conservative flight instructor (Herbert Marshall). The film's ending expands on speculation regarding Amelia Earhart's disappearance during a 1937 flight; Tonie Carter flies off on a secret mission to aid the Pacific war effort, then vanishes before completing her task. Flight for Freedom was produced for RKO by Floyd Odlum, whose wife Jacqueline Cochran was herself a renowned aviatrix. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Rosalind Russell
    Rosalind Russell - Tonie Carter
  • Fred MacMurray
    Fred MacMurray - Randy Britton
  • Herbert Marshall
    Herbert Marshall - Paul Turner
  • Walter Kingsford
    Walter Kingsford - Adm. Graves
  • Damian O'Flynn
    Damian O'Flynn - Pete
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