The Flying Irishman

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The Flying Irishman (aka Born to Fly) is a 1939 biographical drama film produced by RKO Pictures about Douglas Corrigan's unofficial transatlantic flight the previous year in a dilapidated Curtiss Robin light aircraft. The film was directed by Leigh Jason based on a screenplay by Ernest Pagano and Dalton Trumbo.[1]

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The Flying Irishman
Directed byLeigh Jason
Written byErnest Pagano
Dalton Trumbo
StarringDouglas Corrigan
CinematographyJ. Roy Hunt
Edited byArthur E. Roberts
Music byRoy Webb
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Distributed byRKO Pictures
Release date
April 7, 1939 (1939-04-07)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Flying Irishman covers the material of Corrigan's autobiography, That's My Story, from his early life to his return from his wrong-way flight. Because of the huge popularity of Corrigan and his flight, the screenplay assumes that the material is already familiar to its audience.[2]

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