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Paul Mantz

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Director (feature film)

A Gathering of Eagles (1963) as Dir of aerial unit
A devoted Air Force commander sacrifices happiness in the name of duty.
Seven Wonders of the World (1956) as Director

Cinematography (feature film)

The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) as Aerial seq
The survivors of a desert plane crash fight to get back in the air.
Ivy (1947) as Aerial seq
To win a wealthy man, a British woman plots to kill her husband and pin it on her lover.
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) as Aerial photog
Three returning servicemen fight to adjust to life after World War II.
A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941) as Dir of aerial seq filmed in U.S.
A hot shot flyer discovers the hero within when he joins the British Air Force during World War II.
Change of Heart (1934) as Aerial photog
Janet Gaynor and James Dunn and their close friends Charles Farrell and Ginger Rogers graduate from a West Coast college and fly to New York City to find work.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) as Aerial supv
A group of greedy clowns tears up the countryside in search of buried treasure.
The Crowded Sky (1960) as Pilot
A passenger jet and a private plane head for a collision.
Zero Hour! (1957) as Night aerial footage
When a flight crew falls ill, the only man who can land the plane is afraid of flying.
Jet Pilot (1957) as Pilot
An Air Force colonel in charge of an Alaskan base has his hands full when he falls in love with a defecting Russian pilot.
The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) as Aerial supv
Charles Lindbergh risks his life to complete his historic flight from New York to Paris.
Around the World in 80 Days (1956) as Pilot, U.S.
A Victorian gentleman bets that he can beat the world's record for circling the globe.
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955) as Planes supplied by
An air-corps pioneer stands trial for criticizing his superiors.
Strategic Air Command (1955) as Aerial unit supv
A baseball star takes to the air to help plan the U.S.'' aerial defense.
Desperate Search (1953) as Tech adv for airplane seq and pilot for cam plane
A man fights to find his children after their plane crashes in the Canadian wilderness.
The Las Vegas Story (1952) as Supv of helicopter scenes
When newlyweds visit Las Vegas, the wife's shady past comes to the surface.
This Is Cinerama (1952) as "America the Beautiful" piloted by
Cinerama Productions Corp. vice-chairman Lowell Thomas introduces the ground-breaking new film process, called Cinerama, by recounting, in a small screen format and in black-and-white, a short history of graphic arts, from cave paintings to today.
The Desert Fox (1951) as Aerial footage coordinator
Following his work with the Afrika Korps, Field Marshall Rommell joins in a plot to assassinate Hitler.
Borderline (1950) as Supv aerial scenes
A policewoman goes undercover to infiltrate a drug smuggling ring.
Chain Lightning (1950) as Aviation
A reckless jet pilot goes to work for a demanding aviation tycoon.
Twelve O'Clock High (1949) as Stunt pilot
The head of a World War II bomber squadron cracks under the pressure.
Task Force (1949) as Pilot
A naval officer devotes his life to the development of the aircraft carrier.
Fort Apache (1948) as Aerial liaison
An experienced cavalry officer tries to keep his new, by-the-books commander from triggering an Indian war.
Cass Timberlane (1948) as Pilot of George Sidney's airplane
An aging judge creates a scandal when he marries a younger woman from the wrong side of the tracks.
Intrigue (1947) as Flying seq
Blaze of Noon (1947) as Aerial unit supv and chief pilot
In the 1920s, the four McDonald brothers leave the uncertain life of carnival stunt fliers for steady jobs with the U.S. Air Mail. They've agreed that "guys like us don't have a right to get married," but that's before Colin meets nurse Lucille Stewart and, in a whirlwind courtship, weds her. Can this marriage, or indeed any of the brothers, survive the dangers of their new profession?
Gallant Journey (1946) as Chief pilot
An aviation pioneer fights his family's objections to invent a flying machine.
Captain Eddie (1945) as Stunt pilot
WWI flyer Eddie Rickenbaker remembers his life which brought him from a car salesman, race driver and pilot in WWI, to an important person in the early years of civil airline service, after his plane crashed in the South Pacific in late 1942.
Air Force (1943) as Chief pilot for Warner Bros.
A bomber crew sees World War II action over the Pacific.
Young America (1942) as Pilot for flying seq
Dive Bomber (1941) as Chief pilot for Warner Bros.
A crusading scientist fights to prevent bomber pilots from blacking out.
I Wanted Wings (1941) as Stunt pilot and pilot of cam airplane
Story follows the training and personal lives of three recruits in the Army Air Corps --- a wealthy playboy, a college jock and an auto mechanic. Love interest is supplied by a female photographer and a sultry blonde.
Keep 'Em Flying (1941) as Chief pilot [torpedo chase and flying seq]
Charter Pilot (1940) as Stunt Pilot
US-to-Central-America freight service pilot (Nolan) marries radio broadcaster (Bari) and promises to take a desk job but the urge for adventure is too strong.
Men Against the Sky (1940) as Technical Advisor
A famous flyer turns to drink but tries to straighten out to help with the war effort.
Foreign Correspondent (1940) as Pilot
An American reporter covering the war in Europe gets mixed up in the assassination of a Dutch diplomat.
Only Angels Have Wings (1939) as Technical Advisor
A team of flyers risks their lives to deliver the mail in a mountainous South American country.
20,000 Men a Year (1939) as Chief pilot
Pilot (Scott) disobeys unsafe orders and loses his job. He then starts a flying school which receives a boost when the government launches a program which it hopes will produce 20,000 pilots a year.
Tail Spin (1939) as Pilot
A flyer enters a cross-country aerial derby and becomes rival to a wealthy society competitor.
Tail Spin (1939) as Tech dir
A flyer enters a cross-country aerial derby and becomes rival to a wealthy society competitor.
20,000 Men a Year (1939) as Technical Advisor
Pilot (Scott) disobeys unsafe orders and loses his job. He then starts a flying school which receives a boost when the government launches a program which it hopes will produce 20,000 pilots a year.
Men with Wings (1938) as Technical Advisor
Test Pilot (1938) as Tech dir
An irresponsible test pilot's wife and best friend try to get him to grow up.
Ceiling Zero (1936) as Technical Advisor
War veteran pilots Dizzy Davis, Texas Clark and Jake Lee are working in an airline. Dizzy is fooling with one of the younger pilot's girl-friend and due to this, he changes flights with Texas. Texas' plane crashes attempting to land on their airfield under extremly bad weather circumstances, he is killed in this accident. Dizzy feels guilty for his friend's death and takes the next flight under even worse circumstances, testing a new anti-ice device on the plane.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Hong Kong (1952) as Stunt pilot
Jungle Flight (1947) as Stunt pilot
Kelly Jordan (Robert Lowery) and Andy Melton (Robert Kent) are former AAF fliers operating a cargo service over the South American mountain ranges in order to get enough money to return to Texas and buy a commercial line. Andy is killed when his overloaded plane crashes and explodes. Kelly meets Laurey Roberts (Ann Savage), who gets him to take her to the mining-camp operation as a cook, as she is running away from her ex-husband, Tom Hammond (Douglas Fowley), who has just been released from prison. Hammond catches up with Laurey, but he is killed in a gun fight, and Kelly and Laurie leave looking for a peaceful life in Texas.
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) as Pilot
A U.S. mercenary and an army of peasants fight for Spain.
Thunder Birds (1942) as Stunt pilot
A veteran flyer and the youngster he''''s training fall for the same girl.
Men with Wings (1938) as Stunt pilot
Border Flight (1936) as Stunts
Sins of Man (1936) as Stunt flyer
Austrian church bell ringer Freyman loves music and wants his two sons (both played by Ameche) to love it too. The first goes to America and the second is born deaf-mute but gains hearing during WWI bombing.

Film Production - Arial (short)

Cruise of the Zaca (1952)
In this short film, Erroll Flynn takes a group of scientists on an expedition aboard his schooner, The Zaca. Vitaphone Release 2175A.

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