The Spirit of St. Louis

The Spirit of St. Louis

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  • Billy Wilder


  • James Stewart
  • Murray Hamilton
  • Patricia Smith

Charles 'Slim' Lindbergh struggles to finance and design an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing.

Legendary pilot Charles Lindbergh (James Stewart) makes his historic solo transatlantic flight from New York to Paris. Tracing Lindbergh’s earlier aerial career, including his stints as a stunt pilot and flight instructor, the film largely focuses on his dangerous journey over the Atlantic Ocean in his signature monoplane, the Spirit of St. Louis. Battling the elements and sleep deprivation, Lindbergh struggles to make a safe landing in France.

Past Programs


The Legacy of Charles Lindbergh

SIFF Cinema Uptown, Seattle, WA