Cinema: High Flying

THE GREAT WALDO PEPPER

Directed by GEORGE ROY HILL Screenplay by WILLIAM GOLDMAN

Waldo Pepper is a young man who spends his brief life one step behind history, hurrying to catch up and never quite making it. The greatest natural flyer his World War I squadron leader ever saw, Waldo nevertheless came too late for the greatest days of aerial combat, particularly the chance to duel the German ace of aces, Ernst Kessler. Barnstorming in an aerial circus during the mid-'20s, he senses that the tide has once more turned against him. The aviation establishment is now interested in proving to the public...

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