The Spirit of St. Louis

The Spirit of St. Louis
The Spirit of St. Louis
  • UR
  • 2h 15m
  • 1957
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Based on Charles Lindbergh's 1953 Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name, this Billy Wilder-directed biography tells the thrilling story of aviator Charles Lindbergh (James Stewart), who risks his life to complete the first solo flight across the Atlantic. In order to survive the journey, Lindbergh must struggle to overcome his own fatigue and the elements--ranging from ice on the wings to fog. Along the way, Lindbergh recalls his past as an airmail pilot and a barnstormer. Extensive location and aerial shooting took place in New York, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Ireland and Paris. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Special Effects. Future television mogul Aaron Spelling plays a small role.
© 1957 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Variety Staff

Spirit is a James Stewart one-man show.

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Derek Adams

It's quite engrossing, with the period trappings lovingly presented.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Bosley Crowther

A haunting recollection of one of the thrilling events of our times has been handsomely staged by...

June 16, 2017
Emanuel Levy

Not one of Billy Wilder's strong features, this biopic of the ace flyer is too conventional, lacki...

June 22, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:April 20, 1957
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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