Movie Trailer for The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) starring James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith, Bartlett Robinson, Marc Connelly, Arthur Space, Charles Watts directed by Billy Wilder Movie Review

The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)   4/54/54/54/54/5

Trailer for The Spirit of St. Louis

Whilst the movie starts with Lindbergh struggling to sleep the night before he is due to start his dangerous flight, the first half builds up how he comes to be trying to fly from New York to Paris, part of the Orteig Prize which a few other pilots were also competing for. As such we get to see how as a U.S. Air Mail pilot Lindberg decided to take up the challenge and the difficulties he had in getting the financial backing to buy the plane. It's well worked because we come to understand a bit of what makes Lindberg tick and how despite disappointment managed to get a plane for this special flight. All of which has a touch of humour about it such as is in the scene when he first meets the owners of Ryan Airline inc who would build his plane. ... Read Review