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The Flying Irishman (1939)

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71 min | Biography, Drama

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...See moreThis 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. Written by Anonymous See less
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Director
Writers
Ernest Pagano (screen play) | Dalton Trumbo (screen play)
Composer
Cinematographer
J. Roy Hunt (photographed by)
Editor
Arthur Roberts (as Arthur E. Roberts)
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Updated Apr 7, 1939

Release date
Apr 7, 1939 (United States)

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46 cast members
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Douglas Corrigan
Douglas 'Wrong Way' Corrigan Douglas 'Wrong Way' Corrigan   See fewer
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Paul Kelly
Butch Brannan Butch Brannan   See fewer
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Robert Armstrong
Joe Alden Joe Alden   See fewer
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Gene Reynolds
Clyde 'Douglas' Corrigan Clyde 'Douglas' Corrigan   See fewer
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Donald MacBride
Mr. Roy Thompson Mr. Roy Thompson   See fewer
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Eddie Quillan
Henry Corrigan Henry Corrigan   See fewer
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J.M. Kerrigan
Mr. Clyde Corrigan Sr. Mr. Clyde Corrigan Sr.   See fewer
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Knox Manning
Commentator Commentator   See fewer
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Dorothy Appleby
Maybelle - a Waitress (uncredited) Maybelle - a Waitress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Barclay
Bettor (uncredited) Bettor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Scotty Beckett
Henry Corrigan - 7 Years Old (uncredited) Henry Corrigan - 7 Years Old (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leon Belasco
Russian Commentator (uncredited) Russian Commentator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Becky Bohanon
Edith - as a Little Girl (uncredited) Edith - as a Little Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Chandler
New York Airport Gas Attendant (uncredited) New York Airport Gas Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Spencer Charters
Mr. Smedley (uncredited) Mr. Smedley (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Coghlan Jr.
Teenager Taking Photograph (uncredited) Teenager Taking Photograph (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joyce Compton
Sally - a Waitress (uncredited) Sally - a Waitress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Cunningham
Second Man Grounding Doug in New York (uncredited) Second Man Grounding Doug in New York (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Faylen
New York Mechanic (uncredited) New York Mechanic (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Gargan
Jim 'J.R.' Robinson (uncredited) Jim 'J.R.' Robinson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roy Gordon
Doctor Brown (uncredited) Doctor Brown (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Graves
First Man Grounding Doug in New York (uncredited) First Man Grounding Doug in New York (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenneth Harlan
Man at New York Airport (uncredited) Man at New York Airport (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louis Jean Heydt
Man Betting Doug Won't Get Off the Ground (uncredited) Man Betting Doug Won't Get Off the Ground (uncredited)   See fewer
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Olaf Hytten
Irish Airport Radio Operator (uncredited) Irish Airport Radio Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lloyd Ingraham
Doctor Attending Mrs. Corrigan (uncredited) Doctor Attending Mrs. Corrigan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Irwin
Office at Ireland Airport (uncredited) Office at Ireland Airport (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marcia Mae Jones
Teenager Posing For Photograph (uncredited) Teenager Posing For Photograph (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tiny Jones
Flower Peddlar (uncredited) Flower Peddlar (uncredited)   See fewer
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Milton Kibbee
New York Airport Manager (uncredited) New York Airport Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ann Kunde
Airplane Passenger (uncredited) Airplane Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Lovett
Telephone Operator (uncredited) Telephone Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Magrill
New York Airport Workman (uncredited) New York Airport Workman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Philip Morris
Mechanic (uncredited) Mechanic (uncredited)   See fewer
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Horace Murphy
Drunk at New York Airport (uncredited) Drunk at New York Airport (uncredited)   See fewer
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Perry Noisom
Messenger (uncredited) Messenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Peterson
Mrs. Edith Corrigan - Doug's Mother (uncredited) Mrs. Edith Corrigan - Doug's Mother (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Phelps
Mechanic Hiring Doug (uncredited) Mechanic Hiring Doug (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Rice
Airplane Owner Selling It to Corrigan (uncredited) Airplane Owner Selling It to Corrigan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peggy Ryan
Miss Edith Corrigan - Doug's Sister (uncredited) Miss Edith Corrigan - Doug's Sister (uncredited)   See fewer
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Grady Sutton
Clothing Salesman (uncredited) Clothing Salesman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Minor Watson
Airline Personnel Manager (uncredited) Airline Personnel Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Wayne
Photographer (uncredited) Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gayne Whitman
New York City Announcer (uncredited) New York City Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Williams
Repo Man (uncredited) Repo Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cora Witherspoon
Mrs. Mamie 'Make' Thompson (uncredited) Mrs. Mamie 'Make' Thompson (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.2 / 10 | 129 votes