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The Aviator

The Aviator(1929)

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Wishing to assure the sale of a book of wartime experiences written by an anonymous aviator, Brooks, a publisher, and Brown, his publicist, decide to credit authorship to Robert Street, a highly successful writer. Though he detests aviation, knows nothing about the book in question, and finds the situation socially embarrassing, Street agrees to lend his name to the publication; he then retreats to a fashionable resort. Brown arrives, however, with Street's friends John and Grace Douglas, and he is thoroughly lionized; Street consents to pose for photographs in an airplane on the flying field. Frightened by the camera-flash, he accidentally starts the plane, creating an incredible demonstration landing in a haystack. A race is arranged between Street and Gaillard, a French flyer, and after a series of hair-raising and hilarious complications, Street gives up his pose for the charms of Grace.