During a high profile Mafia testimony case in California's Riverside County, a hired killer checks-in a hotel room near the courthouse while his next door depressed neighbor wants to commit suicide due to marital problems.
Biography of Charles Lindburgh from his days of precarious mail runs in aviation's infancy to his design of a small transatlantic plane and the vicissitudes of its takeoff and epochal flight from New York to Paris in 1927.Written by
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While discussing the wing-walking stunts of the barnstorming section of the film with producer Leland Hayward, director Billy Wilder said that he bet he could wing-walk. Hayward bet him $50 that he wouldn't. Hayward lost. An Associated Press wirephoto was published in newspapers 29 March 1956 showing Wilder on the top wing of a Curtiss JN-4 Jenny biplane over Costa Mesa, California. Wilder donated the bet to the Damon Runyon Cancer fund. See more »
When Lindbergh lands at Brooks Field in San Antonio, there are mountains in the background. There are no mountains near San Antonio. See more »
[checking his copy]
Here at the Garden City Hotel, less than a mile from Roosevelt Field... less than three-quarters of a mile from Roosevelt Field... everyone is waiting, as they have been now for seven days and nights, waiting for the rain to stop...
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When people think of the great Billy Wilder films they often forget to mention this one. A great picture that tells the story of the flight, certain events in Lindbergh's life, how he came to make the flight, the design and building of the plane, his association with the people who helped make it happen and even some of the trademark Billy Wilder humor. Visit your local fish market get some Sanddabs (if they have them, they're a California fish) fry em up and sit back and enjoy a great movie about one of the great accomplishments of this century with one of the greatest actors of this century in the lead role. The wide screen version is tops.
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