Screen Test of Time, Ep. 80: Test Pilot
Screen Test of Time is a podcast where Suzan Eraslan and David Daw set out to watch every movie ever nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, in order, from the first awards season to, eventually, the present day. Each week, they watch and review a different movie, and when they've watched everything nominated in a particular year, they tell you whether the Oscar went to the right one!
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An extraordinary film-- not in the sense that it's excellent-- but that it constantly teeters on the precipice of disaster, held only together by the strength of Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy, and Clark Gable. On paper, Test Pilot is a frankly ludicrous story about an ace test pilot, the woman he meets after he crash lands on a farm and then marries the next day, and his best friend, who end up in an unconventional ménage à trois— as in “household of three,” not the other way… maybe?
Year Eligible: 1938 (Nominated)
Additional audio from Test Pilot (1938)