Captain Eddie

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Captain Eddie is a 1945 American drama film directed by Lloyd Bacon, based on Seven Were Saved by "Eddie" Rickenbacker and Lt. James Whittaker's We Thought We Heard the Angels Sing. The film stars Fred MacMurray, Lynn Bari and Charles Bickford. read more

Captain Eddie is a 1945 American drama film directed by Lloyd Bacon, based on Seven Were Saved by "Eddie" Rickenbacker and Lt. James Whittaker's We Thought We Heard the Angels Sing. The film stars Fred MacMurray, Lynn Bari and Charles Bickford. Captain Eddie is a "biopic" of Rickenbacker, from his experiences as a flying ace during World War I to his later involvement as a pioneering figure in civil aviation, and his iconic status as a business leader who was often at odds with labour unions and the government.

Original Release

06/19/1945

US Release

06/19/1945

Cast

Fred MacMurray Capt. Edward Rickenbacker / Eddie Rickenbacker
Lynn Bari Adelaide Frost Rickenbacker
Charles Bickford William Rickenbacker
Thomas Mitchell Ike Howard
Lloyd Nolan Lt. Jim Whittaker / Lt. Jim Whitaker
James Gleason Tom Clark
Spring Byington Mrs. Frost
Mary Philips Elsie Rickenbacker
Darryl Hickman Eddie Rickenbacker - as a Boy / Eddie Rickenbacker as a boy
Dwayne Hickman Louis Rickenbacker
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Lloyd Bacon

Writers

John Tucker Battle, Jerome Cady

Cast

Fred MacMurray Capt. Edward Rickenbacker / Eddie Rickenbacker
Lynn Bari Adelaide Frost Rickenbacker
Charles Bickford William Rickenbacker
Thomas Mitchell Ike Howard
Lloyd Nolan Lt. Jim Whittaker / Lt. Jim Whitaker
James Gleason Tom Clark
Spring Byington Mrs. Frost
Mary Philips Elsie Rickenbacker
Darryl Hickman Eddie Rickenbacker - as a Boy / Eddie Rickenbacker as a boy
Dwayne Hickman Louis Rickenbacker
Richard Conte Pvt. John Bartek
Stanley Ridges Col. Hans Adamson
Dorothy Adams Nurse
Mary Gordon Mrs. Westrom
Virginia Brissac Flo Clark
Charles Russell Sgt. Jim Reynolds
Clem Bevans Jabez
Grady Sutton Lester Thomas
Chick Chandler Richard Lacey
Nancy June Robinson Mary Rickenbacker

Producers

Editors

James B. Clark

1946 Oscar Best Effects, Special Effects Nominated
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