Pacific Adventure (1945)

Genres - Action, Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Romantic Adventure  |   Run Time - 62 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Originally titled Smithy, Pacific Adventure is the story of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, Australia's first great aviator. In the cockpit of the legendary aircraft "Southern Cross," Smith sets records only for the pleasure of breaking them. The film's two focal points are Smith's romance with his aristocratic wife-to-be (Muriel Steinbeck) and his efforts to be the first Australian to fly solo across the Pacific. More a series of tableaux than a movie, Pacific Adventure doesn't give its star Ron Randell (in his film debut) much to do other than imitate every still picture of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith ever taken. Filmed in England and Australia in 1946, Pacific Adventure was picked up for American release by Columbia one year later.



adversity, aerial, Australia, barnstorming, contract, flight, flying, frontiersman, government, Pacific-Ocean, romance