Cinema: The New Pictures: Apr. 25, 1938

Test Pilot (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer).

The job of a test pilot is to put new airplanes through stunts and strains they may never have to perform or withstand in normal use. This testing sometimes involves diving a ship at such terrific speed that leveling off causes it to break apart in midair. The pilot is then expected to bail out with his recorded observations. If a test pilot ends his career alive, he is considered lucky. Test Pilot'?, flying shots are among the best ever staged by cinema. But the picture is less concerned with the...

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