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The Flying Irishman

The Flying Irishman

See the "inside story" of his flight in this exciting drama of life!Apr. 07, 193971 Min.
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Synopsis

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 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.
The Flying Irishman
Original title The Flying Irishman
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Director

Leigh Jason
Director

Cast

Douglas Corrigan isDouglas Corrigan
Douglas Corrigan
Eddie Quillan isHenry Corrigan
Henry Corrigan
Paul Kelly isButch Brannen
Butch Brannen
Gene Reynolds isYoung Douglas Corrigan
Young Douglas Corrigan
Minor Watson isAirport Personnel Manager
Airport Personnel Manager
Dorothy Peterson isMa Corrigan
Ma Corrigan
Scotty Beckett isYoung Henry Corrigan
Young Henry Corrigan
Peggy Ryan isEdith Corrigan
Edith Corrigan
Becky Bohanon isYoung Edith Corrigan
Young Edith Corrigan

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