Cinema: The New Pictures, Mar. 4, 1957

The Spirit of St. Louis (Leland Hayward-Billy Wilder; Warner). Based on Charles Augustus Lindbergh's Pulitzer Prizewinning book (TIME, Sept. 14, 1953) —which was sold to Producer Leland Hayward and Director Billy Wilder for a share of the picture's profits—this excellent film takes as its story line the simple, glorious trajectory of the flight itself. The essential facts of Lindbergh's early life—he was the son of a well-known Minnesota Congressman, barnstormed as a boy pilot, made top of his class as an Army flying cadet, was flying the mail between St. Louis and Chicago...

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