The Winds of Kitty Hawk

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The Winds of Kitty Hawk ★★ 1978

Visually interesting but talky account of the Wright brothers attempt to beat their rival Glenn Curtiss and his backer, phone man Alexander Graham Bell. Rule of thumb: Fast-forward through the parts when they are on the ground, or see Stacy Keach's public-TV version instead. 96m/C VHS . Michael Moriarty, David Huffman, Kathryn Walker, Eugene Roche, John Randolph, Scott Hylands; D: E.W. Swackhamer; M: Charles Bernstein.