Night Flight

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1933
  • Running time: 84 min
Night Flight (also known as Dark to Dawn) is a 1933 American pre-Code aviation drama film produced by David O. Selznick and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and directed by Clarence Brown. The film stars John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Clark Gable,... read more
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Night Flight (also known as Dark to Dawn) is a 1933 American pre-Code aviation drama film produced by David O. Selznick and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and directed by Clarence Brown. The film stars John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Clark Gable, Helen Hayes, Robert Montgomery, and Myrna Loy. It is based on the 1931 novel of the same name which won the Prix Femina the same year, by French writer and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Based on Saint-Exupéry's personal experiences while flying on South American mail routes, Night Flight recreates a 24-hour period of the operations of a fictional airline based on Aéropostale, Trans-Andean European Air Mail. In 1942, Night Flight was withdrawn from circulation as a result of a dispute between MGM and Saint Exupéry. Its public re-release had to wait until 2011, when legal obstacles were overcome.

Original Release

10/06/1933

US Release

10/06/1933

Cast

John Barrymore Riviere
Helen Hayes Simone Fabian / Madame Fabian
Clark Gable Jules Fabian / Jules
Lionel Barrymore Insp. Robineau / Robineau
Robert Montgomery Auguste Pellerin
Myrna Loy Wife of Brazilian Pilot
William Gargan Brazilian Pilot
C. Henry Gordon Daudet
Leslie Fenton Co-Pilot / Jules' Radio Operator
Irving Pichel Dr. Decosta
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Clarence Brown

Writers

Oliver H.P. Garrett, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wells Root

Cast

John Barrymore Riviere
Helen Hayes Simone Fabian / Madame Fabian
Clark Gable Jules Fabian / Jules
Lionel Barrymore Insp. Robineau / Robineau
Robert Montgomery Auguste Pellerin
Myrna Loy Wife of Brazilian Pilot
William Gargan Brazilian Pilot
C. Henry Gordon Daudet
Leslie Fenton Co-Pilot / Jules' Radio Operator
Irving Pichel Dr. Decosta
Frank Conroy Radio Operator
Harry Beresford Pierre Roblet
Dorothy Burgess Pellerin's Girlfriend
Otto Hoffman Airport Office Clerk
Helen Jerome Eddy Worried Mother
Buster Phelps Sick Child
Ralf Harolde Pilot
Marcia Ralston Nightclub Vamp
Maurice Black Nightclub Manager
Ed Brady Radio Operator on Telephone

Producers

David O. Selznick Executive Producer
Clarence Brown Producer

Editors

Hal C. Kern

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