Test Pilot (1938)

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Movie Info

In this film, Clark Gable plays a courageous test pilot, who compromises his achievements with his frequent bouts of drinking. While testing a new aircraft, Gable is forced to land on a Midwestern farm, where he meets and falls in love with Myrna Loy.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Vincent Lawrence, Waldemar Young, Howard Hawks, Frank Wead
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 11, 1991
Runtime:

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Cast


as Jim Lane

as Ann Barton

as Gunner Sloane

as Howard B. Drake

as Gen. Ross

as Frank Barton

as Mrs. Barton

as Mrs. Benson

as Landlady

as Mr. Brown

as Designer

as Motor Expert

as Advertising Man

as Fat Woman

as Little Man

as Movie Leading Man

as Movie Leading Woman

as Singing Pilot in Caf...

as Pilots in Cafe

as Pilots in Cafe

as Pilots in Cafe

as Pilots in Cafe

as Pilots in Cafe

as Pilots in Cafe

as Pilots in Cafe

as Pilots in Cafe

as Pilots in Cafe

as Bartender

as Boss Leader

as Mechanic

as Floorwalker

as Floorwalker

as Field Mechanic

as Field Mechanic

as Field Mechanic

as Drake Mechanic

as Drake Mechanic

as Photographer

as Photographer

as Photographer

as Attendant

as Attendant

as Boss Leader

as Weatherman

as N.A.A. Official

as N.A.A. Official

as N.A.A. Official

as Pilot

as Benson Child

as Benson Child

as Benson Child

as Saleslady

as Saleslady

as Announcer
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Critic Reviews for Test Pilot

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Test Pilot is an actioner against a new approach to the aviation theme, fortified by a strong romance.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

One of the best Hollywood aviation dramas.

Full Review… | January 30, 2012
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Myrna Loy's favorite movie role.

Full Review… | August 16, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Combining adventure, melodrama, and thrilling aerial sequences, Victor Fleming's film is a typical MGM star vehicle of the Depression, showing to an advantage the charisma of Gable, Tracy, and Myrna Loy.

Full Review… | March 6, 2009
EmanuelLevy.Com

Super MGM WWII actioner + tear jerker.

December 8, 2006
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

It wants to be a grand story of love and adventure and the call of ever-increasing speed and height, but it's basically just Top Gun, fifty years earlier.

Full Review… | January 15, 2005
Goatdog's Movies

Audience Reviews for Test Pilot

Good cast, but the movie is too long and boring.

ajv2688
AJ Verser

Super Reviewer

Not a great film but not one easily dismissed either. Gable and Tracy are charming as is Myrna Loy. Silly 30s fare to see on a rainy day.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

½

There is no better on screen duo in the 30's better than Gable and Tracy. These two are instant magic when they are together. Throw in Myrna Loy and you have a very fun movie with 3 actors at the top of their game.The film is about a test pilot(Gable) and his trusty mechanic(Tracy) who meet a girl(Loy) and how the strain of a test pilot's life affects them all.The film is a little long,but the action is well done.The acting is the main reason to watch this film, and if your are a fan of the big three, then you will have a good time.

codyfranklin2
cody franklin

Super Reviewer

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