Test Pilot

Test Pilot with Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, and Spencer Tracy. Directed by Victor Fleming and written by Howard Hawks.  Also with Lionel Barrymore and some Marjorie Main. Nominated for Best Picture.

I had understandably high expectations for this movie and unfortunately I was disappointed.  It starts out as a romantic comedy but turns into a dark study of how the lives of Tracy and Loy are spent in misery because of their love for Gable and his insistence on risking his life flying dangerous test missions.  I found the flow of the movie to be very jumpy.  Spencer Tracy had a great performance, but despite several bright spots I didn't care for Gable or Loy on the whole.


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