An aviation picture without the usual airborne thrills. In 1936, the first transpacific flight of a commercial airline was recent history, and this film gets so caught up with the technical aspects of the San Francisco-to-China flight that it loses much of its entertainment value. O'Brien
plays a pioneer in aviation obsessed with the establishment of a transpacific airline. His blinding ambition takes its toll on his marriage, friendships, and everyday life in general. We see success after success in his attempt to prepare for the final flight, and by the time he gets around to it
there is very little suspense, for we know the final outcome will also be a success. ...