Pancho Barnes


3h 1988

Brief Synopsis

A film based on the true story of Florence "Pancho" Barnes, a Pasadena debutante who fled an arranged marriage to become an ace pilot and a contemporary of Amelia Earhart. Through her efforts, the Motion Picture Stunt Pilots Association was created. Barnes later trained many of the flyers who became

Film Details

Also Known As
Happy Bottom Riding Club, The, Pancho Barnes Story
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Biography
Drama
Release Date
1988
Production Company
CBS Entertainment
Distribution Company
Orion Home Video
Location
Galveston, Texas, USA; Dallas, Texas, USA; Las Colinas, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
3h

Synopsis

A film based on the true story of Florence "Pancho" Barnes, a Pasadena debutante who fled an arranged marriage to become an ace pilot and a contemporary of Amelia Earhart. Through her efforts, the Motion Picture Stunt Pilots Association was created. Barnes later trained many of the flyers who became the backbone of the U.S. Air Force.

Film Details

Also Known As
Happy Bottom Riding Club, The, Pancho Barnes Story
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Biography
Drama
Release Date
1988
Production Company
CBS Entertainment
Distribution Company
Orion Home Video
Location
Galveston, Texas, USA; Dallas, Texas, USA; Las Colinas, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
3h

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Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States October 25, 1988

Released in United States on Video February 24, 1993

Broadcast as a "Chrysler Showcase Presentation."

Began shooting July 11, 1988.

Completed shooting August 25, 1988.

Previous titles: "The Happy Bottom Riding Club" and "The Pancho Barnes Story."

The character of Pancho Barnes appeared in the feature film, "The Right Stuff," portrayed by Kim Stanley.