THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS (1957)









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Brief Movie Synopsis [courtesy of Turner Classic Movies]:

James Stewart plays Charles Lindbergh in Billy Wilder's
re-creation of the historic 1927 flight across the Atlantic.






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"This large-screen color picture...has drama, sentiment, humor and a slight dash of destiny. .... Particularly fine and fascinating are the re-created scenes of Lindbergh's take-off from Roosevelt Field on May 20, 1927, in the rain-drenched dawn. The nightlong vigil that preceded the take-off, the readying of the plane, the excitement of the crowd, the fateful decision of the flier, the establishment of the peril and then his simple, casual comment as he climbed into the cabin, 'Well, I guess I might as well go,' and gunned his engine for that race down the runway--these are beautifully shown."

-- Excerpt from The New York Times; February 22, 1957







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MOVIE CLIP:




THE REAL CHARLES LINDBERGH TAKES OFF
FOR PARIS AT 7:52 AM ON MAY 20, 1927:
























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