|Release Date||:||03/13/1975 (US)|
|Genre||:||Action, Adventure, Drama|
|Time||:||01 Hours 48 Minutes|
Movie: The Great Waldo Pepper (1975) A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed.
Written by Patrick E. Abe on September 21, 2016
Former World War I pilot Waldo Pepper barnstorms across rural America, giving 5 minute rides to skeptical townsfolk. Clearly the people behind this project love aviation and capture the feel of the post-World-War-I era when "the sky's the limit" was literally true. The downside of early aviation is shown via the ups and downs of "Doc Dilhoefer's Flying Circus," where a novice wing walker freezes in place. The long arm of the FAA catches up to Waldo because "it's time that aviation got civilized." With limited opportunities after being grounded for life, Waldo finds salvation at the movies,... read the rest.