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Flight for Freedom

Original title
Flight for Freedom
Year
Running time
102 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Oliver H.P. Garrett, S.K. Lauren (Story: Horace McCoy)
Music
Roy Webb
Cinematography
Lee Garmes (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
RKO Radio Pictures
Genre
War. Drama | II World War
Synopsis / Plot
Fictionalized biography of Amelia Earhart (here called Tonie Carter). First, a flagwaving preface about air warfare in the Pacific; then flashing back to her first solo flight in 1932; whirlwind romance with sexist ace pilot Randy Britton; advanced training; a transcontinental race; world fame; first, aborted round-the-world flight; and her famous disappearance. This film popularized the theory that Earhart's disappearance was connected with secret work for the U.S. Navy.
Awards
1943: Nominated for Oscar: Best Art Direction (B&W)
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