Test Pilot
Test Pilot (1938)

In this film, Clark Gable plays a courageous test pilot, who compromises his achievements with his frequent bouts of drinking. While testing a new aircraft, Gable is forced to land on a Midwestern farm, where he meets and falls in love with… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1938
DVD Release Date: December 11, 1991
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Test Pilot is an actioner against a new approach to the aviation theme, fortified by a strong romance.

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Emanuel Levy

Combining adventure, melodrama, and thrilling aerial sequences, Victor Fleming's film is a typical MGM star vehicle of the Depression, showing to an advantage the charisma of Gable, Tracy, and Myrna Loy.

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The stellar combination of Cable, Tracey and Loy is irrestistible, even if the plot is a little trite.

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TV Guide

One of the best Hollywood aviation dramas.

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Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Super MGM WWII actioner + tear jerker.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Myrna Loy's favorite movie role.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

It wants to be a grand story of love and adventure and the call of ever-increasing speed and height, but it's basically just Top Gun, fifty years earlier.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
Good cast, but the movie is too long and boring.
nefnie lee
Tracy! Gable! Loy! I so enjoyed watching them together.
John Ballantine
Not a great film but not one easily dismissed either. Gable and Tracy are charming as is Myrna Loy. Silly 30s fare to see on a rainy day.
cody franklin
There is no better on screen duo in the 30's better than Gable and Tracy. These two are instant magic when they are together. Throw in Myrna Loy and you… More