19 January 2008, 10:54 AM
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Zenda Schloss
Airplane in "Lost Horizon" opening scene
I just started watching "Lost Horizon" the Frank Capra movie of 1937, and in the opening scene there's an airplane taking off to fly the refugees out of China. Being the airplane freak I am I couldn't avoid pausing the movie, attempt to identify the airplane, and when everything else fails, ask you fellas
It's a single engine high wing monoplane without bracing struts, except for a vertical (no angle) cylindrical strut that goes to the landing gear, in two sections thicker at the top and thinner at the bottom, apart from that detail, it's very similar to a the Fokker VIIa but the engine and exhaust manifold looks different.
In fact I would daresay it's a Fokker VIIa with a Pratt and Whitney Wasp engine.
I regret not being able to post a screen capture.
After the first plane takes off, two others arrive and take off. One is shown briefly, a Ford trimotor? and the one the characters board is a DC 2?
"Who art thou that judgest another man's servant"? Romans XIV-IV
Last edited by Romani; 19 January 2008 at 11:04 AM.