The Only Way to Fly: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Feb. 2018 Edition, Vol. 747

flying15The Only Way to Fly: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Feb. 2018 Edition, Vol. 747

     How often does this happen to you? You are waiting in endless airport security lines. The attending TSA agents are more suspiciously handsy than Bill Clinton redeeming a 50% off coupon at the Bunny Ranch. You are briskly detained  for three hours to fill out forms explaining the purpose of the highly suspicious cache of Orange Tic Tacs in your sweater pocket, while the first line of domestic defense in our national security are waving through a fidgety travel group from Yemen who are wearing matching IMPERIALIST DEVILS MUST DIE WORLD TOUR 2018 t-shirts  and who might be easily identified by the number of electrical wires poking through their tube socks. Sadly, any practitioners of preventative observational skills,  would have to be unafraid of derisiveflyinggif3 cries of “foul” ranging from accusations of ethnic profiling (no Virginia, I’m suspicious of anyone with a fuse dangling from their sleeve regardless of ancestry.com origin) to the hellfire and brimstone branding of racism. In the interest of saving countless thousands, the prospective politically unafraid hero might manage to generate a contempt only slightly more vitriolic than that aimed at the Manson Family. During all of this, it just may occur to you that air travel ain’t what it used to be. Still, the romance of flying through the clouds has not been entirely extinguished by fistfights in the aisles , and for that we have to direct a great deal of thanks to those brave and noble folks who fly the friendly skies, while patiently maintaining the good will and fortitude not to order the cabin crew to distribute the chloroform pillows to the disturbingly high percentage of potential asylum dwellers they are hauling around at 30.000 feet. Which brings us to this month’s edition of America’s most revered source of vertigo while in the sitting in the upright position, the Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, brought to you by those interstate smugglers of SKITTLES, America’s favorite cure for nasal incontinence. In this episode we applaud and celebrate the airplane pilot, those daring men or women who travel through the skies , not at all disturbed by the fact that the passengers are held hostage with the seventh screening of “Norbit”. Suckers. The following twenty images feature actors and actresses portraying pilots of vehicles that go zip through the air. Your job, as always, is to identify all twenty and be the first to do so. The lucky winner will receive (eventually) that beloved citation of good taste and preferred seating at the rest room of your choice at the NY Port Authority bus station, the CSR Culture Shock Award. Good luck.

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I've been a puppet, a pirate, a pauper, a poet, a pawn and a king, not necessarily in that order. My first major movie memory was being at the drive-in at about 1 1/2 yrs. old seeing "Sayonara" so I suppose an interest in film was inevitable. (For those scoring at home- good for you- I wasn't driving that evening, so no need to alert authorities.)Writer, critic and confessed spoiler of women, as I have a tendency to forget to put them back in the refrigerator. My apologies.
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5 Responses to The Only Way to Fly: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Feb. 2018 Edition, Vol. 747

  1. beetleypete says:

    Nicely done, Chandler. So many similar stills. I am going to struggle…
    Reverse order.
    20) The Bridges At Toko-Ri. Mickey Rooney as a rescue helicopter pilot.
    19) Amelia. Hilary Swank as Earheart.
    18) The Dawn Patrol. 1930s.
    17) The Red Baron? Must be the German version, I suspect. Sure I’ve seen it.
    16) Fail Safe. A great film from Lumet.
    15) Tora Tora Tora. I saw that at the cinema.
    14) This one looks too modern for me to have seen. No idea.
    13) Is it 30 Seconds Over Tokyo? That’s the only one where I recall Van Johnson as a pilot.
    12) The High and The Mighty. I didn’t like that much.
    11) Looks familiar, but my brain won’t cooperate on it.
    10) Flight of The Phoenix. That was a great book too!
    9) Phew, brain ache! You got me there.
    8) Must be an Eastwood film I haven’t seen!
    7) Only Angels Have Wings.
    6) Captains of The Clouds. James Cagney.
    5) The Great Waldo Pepper. Robert Redford.
    4) Looks like some sort of comedy. Not a clue.
    3) My best guess is Aces High, but that was a colour film.
    2) Goldfinger.
    1) The Spirit Of St Louis. James Stewart.

    That hurt my head today. Only 13 for sure, and one possible.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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