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29 Ratings

Test Pilot

Directed by Victor Fleming
United States, 1938
Drama, Romance, Adventure


Jim Lane is a test pilot, whose professional life is dangerous, and whose personal life compensates for that danger by fast living and recklessness. As such, he lives from paycheck to paycheck, and is often in debt, but knows his lucrative job will eventually get him out of those debts.

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Test Pilot Directed by Victor Fleming

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1939 | 3 nominations including: Best Picture

Critics reviews

It is an astonishingly solid piece of filmmaking, impeccable craft, with a vivid sense of time and place. Each space that the characters inhabit feels real and lived. The aerial photography is flawless too, among the best I have ever seen.
July 12, 2019
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