13 September 2020 | bkoganbing
"I'm tired of looking up"
One of Ron Howard's early directorial efforts was this small screen film Skyward
where he was lcky enough to get the services of Bette Davis. First billed because
of her legend Davis is in support of young Suzy Gilstrap a paraplegic girl who
wants to learn to fly.
I know someone who is a leg amputee and to drve has special brakes and speed
controls in cars to drive. None other than Franklin D. Roosevelt had similar
alterations to automobils of the day so he could drive. If one could drive
than learning to pilot a small aircraft should be no problem with the same
But parents Clu Gulager and Marion Ross treat Gilstrap like a hothouse plant
though she has support from sister Lisa Whelchel.
Davis was at one time an aviatrix in the spirit of Amelia Earhart and Jacqeline
Cochran. Now she runs a greasy spoon place at the local airport though she's
known far and wide for her chili. She and mechanic Howard Hesseman give
Gilstrap lessons and have faith in her,
Gilstrap even lands a boyfriend in football playing jock Ben Marley. In Texas
that's considered catch of the year.
Skyward is a nice inspiring film with the featured attraction of the legendary