L'Escadrille De La Chance (1937)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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This medium-budget aviation yarn was based on a novel by Jean-Michael Renaitor. Lily Damita, the tempestuous French leading lady who was at one time the wife of Errol Flynn, heads the cast as Edwige, the darling of the North African Air Squadron commander. Edwige falls in love with a dashing American pilot, who leaves her in the lurch when forced to leave on a secret mission. Hiring a personal secretary named Harry (Andre Luguet) to locate her flyboy sweetheart, Edwige is heartbroken to discover that he has wed another. In the meantime, of course, Harry has fallen for Edwige himself, clearing the path for a happy ending. The story serves as an unobtrusive backdrop for several fascinating aerial sequences high above the Moroccan desert. Evidently L'Escadrille de la Chance was Lily Damita's final screen appearance.