Lost classic “Night Flight” released from the vaults

The all-star 1933 MGM adventure drama Night Flight, starring John and Lionel Barrymore (in their final film together), Clark Gable, Helen Hayes, Robert Montgomery and Myrna Loy, was pulled from circulation by MGM in 1942. Long a cult item on the film collector’s market, it has not had an official screening on TV or in theaters since and has never had a legitimate home video release.

Warner is liberating this lost classic, adapted from the best-selling novel by pilot-turned-author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (“The Little Prince”) and directed by Clarence Brown, from the vaults with a re-premiere at the second annual TCM Classic Film Festival in April, followed by a DVD release on June 7. Also available day and date on Video on Demand from cable and satellite providers and for electronic download from online retailers including Amazon Video on Demand.

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I write the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website (www.streamondemandathome.com). I’m a contributing writer for Turner Classic Movies Online, Keyframe, Independent Lens, and Cinephiled, and the editor of Parallax View (www.parallax-view.org).. I’ve written for The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Seattle Weekly, GreenCine.com, Senses of Cinema, Asian Cult Cinema, and Psychotronic Video, among other publications, and I am a contributing editor to Parallax View.

I currently live and work in Seattle, Washington, with my two cats, Hammet and Chandler.

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