The Spirit Of St. Louis DVD

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$19.98
Based On The Pulitzer-Prize Winning Book by Charles A. Lindbergh.

On May 21, 1927, the world changed. "Lucky Lindy" landed outside Paris. And people who previously talked about the limitations of air travel suddenly dreamed of its limitless possibilities. The Spirit of St. Louis is six-time Academy AwardŽ winner Billy Wilder's recreation of the struggles and success of Charles A. Lindbergh, the pioneering flyboy who, like test pilots and astronauts to follow later, had the "right stuff" of aviation heroism. Lindbergh fan James Stewart, himself a pilot, sought the role - and was initially turned down. But his persistence paid off, as Stewart added Lindy to his gallery of indelible portrayals of American heroes. He and Wilder together manned the cockpit of a stirring epic entertainment.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 135 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: August 15, 2006
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Closed Captioning: Yes
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Audio:
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
    FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Director: Billy Wilder
  • Cast: James Stewart , Patricia Smith , Murray Hamilton , Bartlett Robinson , Robert Cornthwaite , Sheila Bond , Marc Connelly , Arthur Space , Harlan Warde , Dabbs Greer , Paul Birch , David Orrick , Robert Burton , Maurice Manson , James O'Rear , David McMahon , Griff Barnett , Aaron Spelling , Virginia Christine , Richard Deacon
  • Genre: Drama
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Theatrical Trailer
    Classic Cartoon Tabasco Road
    Vintage Joe McDoakes Comedy Short So Your Wife Wants To Work
    The Spirit Of St. Louis Premiere
  • Release Date: 1957

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4.6

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4.6

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Pros

  • Entertaining (9)
  • Informative (8)
  • Great cinematography (7)
  • Engaging characters (5)
  • High production value (4)

Cons

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  • Adult viewers (3)
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5.0

"I would buy this product again and again

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  • Entertaining
  • Great Cinematography
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    Great Movie

     
    5.0

    Clasic film that I always have loved

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    from Sanford Fl

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    • Engaging Characters
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    • Great Cinematography
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      This a movie that I've been looking for some time now. The DVD is so much better than the VCR tape that I once had.

       
      4.0

      Good movie, Good Value

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      from Tucson, AZ

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      • Entertaining
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      • Cartoon Poor Trasfer

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      This is classic movie of the first transatlantic flight. The film dose a good job with keeping the plot moving forward. Mixes humor in as well.
      It was shipped in a cardboard envelope with little padding. The case was crushed a bit but the disc worked fine.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      One of Jimmy Stewart's best!

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      from Michigan

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          An amazing movie and one of Jimmy Stewart's best portraying another American hero namely, Charles Lindbergh.

           
          5.0

          great movie

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          from concordia kansas

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            this is a great history movie--they should show this in history classes.

             
            5.0

            History where the movie maker went the extra mile

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            from Lohman, MO

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              A real plane was built just like the real thing for this movie. There's NOTHING fake about it! It's also a story that needs to be refreshed in our memory in a day and age where we take so much including air travel. This wonderful historical (they took a bit of leeway) movie is my reminder of just what bravery is and just how hard it was while aviation finally took to the air. It's a movie I keep enjoying time and time again and so will you.

               
              5.0

              I like this film this very much

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              from Sarasota FL 34231

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                • On My Blue Ray Player

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                I played it on my blue ray player and really enjoyed it

                 
                3.0

                Lucky Lindy by James Stewart

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                from Summerville, South Carolina

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                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
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                • Too Long In The Air And B

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                A biographical portion of the life of Charles Lindbergh and his "Spirit of ST.Louis" first trans-Atlantic crossing. A bit too long but interesting.

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                4.0

                Lindbergh Story Soars High

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                from S.A.

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                    "The Spirit of St. Louis" is an entertaining gripping film of Charles Lindbergh and the first transatlantic flight from New York to Paris in May 1927. The film directed by the talented Billy Wilder is quite good, from impressive aerial cinematography to James Stewart in one of his best acting performances. The "Spirit of St. Louis" funded by businessmen from St. Louis, and designed in large part by Lindbergh, propels him through extraordinary moments and some close calls documented in the 33 1/2 hours of his famous flight. Once Lindbergh departs from New York, the audience is whisked up in the air and is treated to colorful scenes of his early beginnings as he reminisces on board the plane. The flashbacks showcase Lindbergh's experiences and provides the viewer an insight into his love affair with aviation. The last few hours of Lindbergh's flight are intense. Not only does the film document when the "Spirit of St. Louis" begins to accumulate ice on its wings, but portrays the incredible toll on Lindbergh of sheer exhaustion as he desperately fights from falling asleep. The film culminates with his famous landing to Le Bourget Field outside of Paris greeted by cheering crowds of thousands, followed by a hero's welcome in America woven with footage of the real event. The magnitude of Lindbergh's heroism and historic flight are beautifully captured in this movie. The way this film is shot, along with Jimmy Stewart's natural reactions and incredible performance as he narrates Lindbergh's thoughts, makes this journey a flight not to be missed!

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