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Howard Hughes: The Man & the Madness

Howard Hughes: The Man & the Madness

Howard R. Hughes
 Cast: Howard R. Hughes


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One of America's most fascinating public figures is profiled in this documentary. As an inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Hughes lived a varied and famous life. He inherited his grand oil fortune at the age of 17 and quickly took off for Hollywood, but the film industry wasn't Hughes' only interest. He excelled in aviation, having set a speed record in an airplane of his own design. One of his inventions, the push-up bra, re-energized women's fashions. Through archival footage and interviews, this release traces the path Hughes took from stardom to self-imposed obscurity. ~ Sarah Ing

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/26/2005
UPC: 0030306636894
Original Release: 1999
Rating: NR
Source: Mpi Home Video
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 56,869

Special Features

Newly discovered newsreel footage; "Hughes Sets New Speed Record, Miami to New York" (1936); "Air Speed Record, Trans-American Flight" (1936); "Record World Flight: New York-Paris-Moscow" (1938); "Spruce Goose Moves to Long Beach" (1946); "World's Largest Helicopter" (1952)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Howard R. Hughes Actor

Technical Credits
Waleed B. Ali Executive Producer
Malik B. Ali Executive Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Credits [1:18]
2. Young Howard [2:08]
3. Hollywood by Storm [7:52]
4. Dashing Aviator [3:49]
5. Circling the Globe [4:42]
6. Flying Boat and XF-11 [5:40]
7. The Brewster Hearings [7:20]
8. Ladies Man [5:43]
9. Vegas Playground [2:11]
10. Expanding Empire, Declining Genius [11:49]
11. Casino Business [8:16]
12. Power Struggle [10:27]
13. Clifford Irving [4:18]
14. Helpless [5:27]
15. Last Days [6:07]
16. End Credits [1:23]

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