The Spirit of St. Louis1957

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The Spirit of St. Louis
Directed by:
Billy Wilder

Starring James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith, Bartlett Robinson, Marc Connelly and Arthur Space, "The Spirit of St. Louis" (also known as "Aquila solitaria, L'", "Lindbergh - Mein Flug über den Ocean") is an Adventure/Drama/History film directed by Billy Wilder, released in the USA on April 20 of 1957.

This was the era that belonged to young people - but mostly it belonged to a shy, lanky guy... The screen has never come so close to the heart of a man!

Who directed "The Spirit of St. Louis":

The Spirit of St. Louis was directed by Billy Wilder, a writer, director, and producer.

Before directing The Spirit of St. Louis, Billy Wilder had directed The Seven Year Itch, released in 1955, Sabrina (1954), Stalag 17 (1953), Ace in the Hole (1951), Sunset Blvd. (1950), and A Foreign Affair (1948). Since, he directed Love in the Afternoon, released in 1957, Witness for the Prosecution (1957), Some Like It Hot (1959), The Apartment (1960), One, Two, Three (1961), and Irma la Douce (1963).

When was "The Spirit of St. Louis" released:

The Spirit of St. Louis was initally released in the United States on Saturday, April 20, 1957.. This was sixty-two (62) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, May 24, 1957 in Germany.

What is the casting of "The Spirit of St. Louis":

At the casting of The Spirit of St. Louis we find James Stewart, previously seen in The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) and The Man from Laramie (1955); Murray Hamilton (Toward the Unknown (1956), Bright Victory (1951)); Patricia Smith (The Bachelor Party (1957), Save the Tiger (1973)) [ more... ]

  • Murray Hamilton and James Stewart can both be seen in Anatomy of a Murder, released in 1959.
  • Bartlett Robinson and Murray Hamilton can both be seen in No Time for Sergeants, released in 1958.
  • Murray Hamilton and Marc Connelly can both be seen in Tall Story, released in 1960.

What is the Storyline of "The Spirit of St. Louis":

The film begins the night before Lindbergh's historic flight, and tells the story, in multiple flashbacks, of his aviation career beginning with his first solo flight in 1923, as a barnstormer, in Army flight training, as a flight instructor, a Contract Air Mail pilot, his failed attempt to buy a Bellanca aircraft from the Columbia Aircraft Corporation, the gaining of financial support from the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce, and the design and building of the aircraft "Spirit of St Louis".

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