The Amazing Howard Hughes

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The Amazing Howard Hughes DVD cover.

Mini TV Series (1977)
French title : Le Fantastique Howard Hughes

Tommy Lee Jones (Howard Hughes)
Ed Flanders (Noah Dietrich)
Lee Purcell (Billie Dove)
Sorrell Booke (Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia)

One year after the death of Howard Hughes, Tommy Lee Jones acted the billionaire. The original TV broadcasting lasted more three hours but the DVD release only two hours. This page is based on this short production.

Hughes H-4 Hercules Spruce Goose

Registration NX37602. Same aircraft in other works at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

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Hughes H-1 Racer

Of course, not the real plane crashed during the thirties. Not a replica built only in the 21st century. Both have a remote cockpit to the trailing edge of the wing.
Perhaps a modified Vultee BT-13 Valiant ? Seen during the credits.

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Later during the full story.

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Grumman J2F-6 Duck

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Curtiss JN-4

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Zeppelin R Class

Set used to act as the Zeppelin's nacelle from which airmen jump without parachute by sacrifice during the filming of Hell's Angels.

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Fokker Dr.I

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Standard J-1

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Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5

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Sopwith F.1 Camel

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Various Aircraft

Watching Hell's Angels, the vertical crash scene. Later, several other scenes are seen in full screen during the silent Premiere.

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Lockheed 12A Electra Junior

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Douglas DC-3

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Lockheed Model 18 Lodestar

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Lockheed P-38 Lightning

Acting as the Hughes XF-11.

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Gates Learjet 23

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