Gallant Journey (1946)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Docudrama  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Producer/director William A. Wellman also co-scripted this biopic devoted to John J. Montgomery (Glenn Ford), the unsung 19th-century innovator of glider design. Montgomery's invention of a gold separator proves lucrative, but he pours its profits into financing his legal battles over patent infringement. The gliders created by Montgomery attract attention but no money, and he begins a relationship with Regina Cleary (Janet Blair), which helps sustain him. But when Montgomery becomes afflicted with vertigo and can no longer fly, he sickens and dies.

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barnstorming, conflict, death, development, experiment, flight, flying, frontiersman, glider, gold, hardships, help, infamy, inventor, Jesuit, journey, lawsuit, loot, vertigo