Captain Eddie (1945): Oscar Nominated Biopic of Aviator Rickenbacker, Played by Fred MacMurray),

This Fox biopicture, directed by Lloyd Bacon, centers on the aviator Eddie Rickenbacker (well played by Fred MacMurray), who looks back on his life as he floats in a raft after his plane has been shot down.

His life unfolds in a series of flashbacks, some more interesting than others.

The superlative supporting cast includes Charles Bickford, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Nolan, and James Gleason.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Special Effects

Oscar awards: None

Oscar Context

The Special Effects Oscar went to “Wonder Man.”