Hero for a Night (1927)

Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Glenn Tryon stars as Hiram Hastings, a cabdriver who aspires to be the next Charles Lindbergh. Trouble is, he's never been in an airplane in his life -- but he has learned to fly via correspondence school. Falling in love with Mary Sloan (Patsy Ruth Miller), the daughter of wealthy soap manufacturer Samuel Sloan (Burr McIntosh), Hiram tries to coerce the old man into sponsoring a Transatlantic plane flight. Sloan is resistant, but thanks to a little "prodding" from Hiram's pet monkey Bobbie (a busy simian actor of the period), he agrees to bankroll the flight. One thing leads to another, and by film's end both Hiram and Mary are in the cockpit of a rickety old airplane, bound for Russia!

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dreams, forbidden-love, love, pilot, romance