Spirit of St. Louis

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Spirit of St. Louis ★★★ 1957

A lavish Hollywood biography of famous aviator Charles Lindbergh and his historic transatlantic flight from New York to Paris in 1927, based on his autobiography. Intelligent; Stewart shines as the intrepid airman. Inexplicably, it flopped at the boxoffice. 137m/C VHS, DVD . James Stewart, Patricia Smith, Murray Hamilton, Marc Connelly; D: Billy Wilder; W: Billy Wilder, Wendell Mayes; C: Robert Burks; M: Franz Waxman.