The Flying Irishman (1939)

04/07/1939 (US) Drama 1h 11m
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See the "inside story" of his flight in this exciting drama of life!

Overview

This is the story of the historic 1938 flight of Douglas 'Wrong Way' Corrigan. Mr. Corrigan starred in this film, which chronicled his infamous flight. On July 17, 1938, Mr. Corrigan loaded 320 gallons of gasoline (40 hours worth) into the tiny, single engine plane. While expressing his intent to fly west to Long Beach, CA, Mr. Corrigan flew out of Floyd Bennett Field heading east over the Atlantic. Instrumentation in the plane included two compasses (both malfunctioned) and a turn-and-bank indicator. The cabin door was held shut with baling wire. Nearly 29 hours later, he landed in Baldonnel near Dublin. He forever claimed to be surprised at arriving in Ireland rather than California. He returned to the US as a hero, with a ticker tape parade in New York and received numerous medals and awards.

  1. Leigh Jason

    Director

  2. Ernest Pagano

    Screenplay

  3. Dalton Trumbo

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Douglas Corrigan

    Douglas Corrigan

    Douglas Corrigan

  2. Eddie Quillan

    Eddie Quillan

    Henry Corrigan

  3. Paul Kelly

    Paul Kelly

    Butch Brannen

  4. Robert Armstrong

    Robert Armstrong

    Joe Alden

  5. Gene Reynolds

    Gene Reynolds

    Young Douglas Corrigan

  6. Minor Watson

    Minor Watson

    Airport Personnel Manager

  7. Dorothy Peterson

    Dorothy Peterson

    Ma Corrigan

  8. Scotty Beckett

    Scotty Beckett

    Young Henry Corrigan

  9. Peggy Ryan

    Peggy Ryan

    Edith Corrigan

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The Flying Irishman
The Flying Irishman

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Original Language English

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