Another Hollywood Movie With a Gyro

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I was wondering about a list of Hollywood movies that feature gyros. Last evening, I ran into another.

The movie, "It Happened One Night," with Clark Gable, includes a landing by a Pitcairn autogyro as a stunt by an alleged "famed aviator" at his intended wedding. The included footage is great shot of a landing on the lawn of a mansion with a close-up of the deplaning, right out of the Pitcairn advertisements of the day (1936). Granted, this is just a cameo, but it is excellent quality.

That makes the list I can recall off the top of my head:

Road Warrior
You Only Live Twice
It Happened One Night

Are there more?
 
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"Theodore?" a dinosaur movie made for TV with Whoppie Goldberg (Bensen style gyro)
"Martian Chronicles" Ray Bradburys. Made for TV. Wallis

An episode of "I dream of Genie" -- Ken Brock flew
An episode of "A team"
An episode of "VIP" a Pam Anderson action show

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How about the movie Rocketeer? It features a pitcarin shown in the background as they are in Howard Hughs shop. Later in the movie it shows the gyro rescuing people off a burning blimp. A fun movie with humor and flight scenes /40's style. Kinda raiders of the lost ark for pilots. How bad can that be anyway since it has a key ingredient..... jtm

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In the movie "Annie", Daddy Warbucks flys a Pitcarin Autogyro.
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There was an autogyro featured in the early-80s movie "Pippi Longstocking," and a portrayal of the pilots who fly them as slightly eccentric.

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Hard Hunted, was one. Richard Bentley flew his own design " Mongoose " in it. He also has a cameo. He answers the telephone. Brief but still in there.....Dick
 
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a couple more

39 steps...very short autogiro fly by.
Air Hostess... Pitcairn sitting alongside the runway at Albequerque
Big broadcast of 1939(?) Geo Burns & Gracie Allen discuss the difference between an autogiro and a helicopter.

Song: I'll buy that dream. "We can fly to Cairo, in our brand new autogiro"
 

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The movie, "It Happened One Night," with Clark Gable, includes a landing by a Pitcarin autogyro as a stunt by an alleged "famed aviator" at his intended wedding. The included footage is great shot of a landing on the lawn of a mansion with a close-up of the deplaning, right out of the Pitcarin advertisements of the day (1936).

I haven't seen that movie in quite a while, but I remember it as a Kellett, not a Pitcairn. Do you know what model it was?

a couple more

39 steps...very short autogiro fly by.

I've recently heard that the flying in The 39 Steps was by Weir himself, the Scottish autogiro pioneer and Cierva collaborator.
 

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Though a bit off topic...
I thought I'd share some great links with you (loosely related to the above posts).

(A good friend of mine sends me great links He finds...I credit Him with these superb links).

You can see the Clark Gable movie mentioned above on this site:
http://www.openculture.com/2009/11/free_movies_online.html

Her are a few more that might also be fun:
http://shortsbay.com/
http://www.hulu.com/tv

And since I'm big into Documentaries, this one is really great:
http://documentaryheaven.com/

Should you still be at a loss, try this one:
http://www.dailybits.com/100-sites-to-download-all-sorts-of-things/

Enjoy.

M-M
 

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Hey Guys:

I haven't posted for a long time, but I'll add one to the list, 1936's "Things to Come" based on H.G. Wells' book "The Shape of Things to Come". The lead character flies a futuristc gyroplane during some segments of the movie.

Bob
 

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WaspAir said:
I haven't seen that movie in quite a while, but I remember it as a Kellett, not a Pitcairn. Do you know what model it was?
I might be wrong saying it was a Pitcairn. I only caught a glimpse...enough to see it was a single-place machine.
 

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(A good friend of mine sends me great links He finds...I credit Him with these superb links).

M-M

He must be a very special person. God bless that friend of yours for being what this world truly needs, a courageous and handsome example of Manliness and intellect. You are lucky to have such a friend. I have such a friend but mostly he just sends me disgusting porn.
 

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Hey Guys:

I haven't posted for a long time, but I'll add one to the list, 1936's "Things to Come" based on H.G. Wells' book "The Shape of Things to Come". The lead character flies a futuristc gyroplane during some segments of the movie.

Bob

That ship is actually the work of a very famous designer, Normal Bel Geddes, who did some really cool looking art deco stuff in the 1930s. I always loved the look of all the aircraft in that film. There are some "ultra-modern" planes that drop paratroopers in that film, too, and a really nifty single place flown by Raymond Massey (all propeller driven, of course).
 

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I have such a friend but mostly he just sends me disgusting porn.

I think that's how we Men start out male bonding with each other. Something most of us can all relate too......LOL
 

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Originally Posted by FIVEBOY
He must be a very special person. God bless that friend of yours for being what this world truly needs, a courageous and handsome example of Manliness and intellect. You are lucky to have such a friend. I have such a friend but mostly he just sends me disgusting porn.

Some friend...!
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