Features 1935 original Hughes H-1 RACER, Transcontinental non-stop speed record 1937-01-19, 2,490 miles at avg. speed 332 mph over 7 hr.,28min.,25 sec., currently located at National Air & Space Museum and also featured in the recent movie "The Aviator." See more »
From the early thirties to the early forties there seems to have been a plethora of films about the development of aviation.The modest aims of this film and the fact that it only lasts 76 minutes seems to indicate that by the time this film was made the interest in these type of films was waning,about to be overtaken by war films.It had to be said that the model work in this film is all too obvious and looks as if it was made in the producers garage rather than by a major studio.The plot itself is routine and for the umpteenth time we have a hero redeem himself in the final reel.Richard Dix is one of those square jawed hero figures who no longer exist in films.He is the only real reason to watch this film.
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