The Lady Takes a Flyer

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The Lady Takes a Flyer
The Lady Takes a Flyer poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jack Arnold
Produced by William Alland
Starring Lana Turner
Music by Henry Mancini Heinz
Roemheld Herman Stein
Cinematography Irving Glassberg
Edited by Sherman Todd
Distributed by Universal-international
Release dates
  • January 30, 1958 (1958-01-30)
Running time
94 min
Country Unitedd States
Language English

The Lady Takes a Flyer is a 1958 romantic drama film made by Universal-International. It was directed by Jack Arnold, and written by Danny Arnold, based on story by Edmund H. North.


Daredevil pilot Mike Dandridge goes into a business partnership with flight-school pal Al Reynolds and meets Maggie Colby, who's also a pilot.

The two flyers take cargo to Japan, where they become romantically involved. Al is best man at their wedding, then joins the Air Force.

Mike hires new pilot Nikki Taylor and might be having an affair with her during business trips while Maggie stays home with their new baby. Maggie decides to fly a shipment herself and let Mike care of their daughter for a change. He and co-pilot Phil take a risk by bringing the baby along on a flight to London. Their plane has difficulty landing in a fog, angering Maggie, whose own plane barely got there safely. But at least Mike and Maggie are brought closer by the experience.


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