Paul Mantz Net Worth

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Paul Mantz Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

American aviator who became the most renowned stunt flyer in movies of the mid-twentieth century. The son of a school principal, he grew up Redwood City, California and developed a fascination with flying as a boy. He joined the Air Corps as a cadet and was a brilliant student pilot, but he was discharged after buzzing a train full of high-level ...

Date Of BirthAugust 2, 1903
Place Of BirthAlameda, California, USA
ProfessionStunts, Miscellaneous Crew, Camera Department
SpouseTerry Mac Minor Mantz
ChildrenTwo sons, one daughter
Twelve O'Clock High (1949)$4,500
1I'm not a stunt pilot. I'm a precision pilot.
1According to Bob Fish of the Associated Airtanker Pilots, Danville California: Mantz installed a rubber bladder in the bomb bay of his WWII TBM Avenger and filled it with water. Thus becoming the first to demonstrate the incredible value of aerial technology in wildfire suppression.
2To get the attention of producers (who would not hire him), he performed an "outside loop" - a loop where the plane is upside-down at the bottom of the circle - in July, 1930, using a plane he specially modified for the stunt.
3First pilot to perform the stunt of flying an airplane through an open hangar in Air Mail (1932).
4In 1946, Mantz purchased 475 surplus bombers and fighters for $55,000, anticipating a postwar boom in war movies. He converted one of these, a B-25 bomber he christened "The Smasher", into a state of the art flying camera platform that he would use for the next 20 years.
5Won the Bendix Trophy airplane races three years running, 1946-1948.
6Shot the aerial footage for This Is Cinerama (1952) and other early Cinerama travelogues.
7Pallbearers at his funeral included his friend James Stewart, General James Doolittle, director John Ford, and test pilot Chuck Yeager.
8He was the technical adviser to Amelia Earhart on her first around-the-world flight attempt, but was dismissed before her second, fatal attempt. Earhart was name co-respondent in Mantz's 1936 divorce.
9He had a son, Albert Paul Mantz Jr. (born August 21, 1938) with his second wife, Terry.


Loves of a Dictator1935stunt pilot
Here Comes the Navy1934aerial stunts - uncredited
Night Flight1933stunt pilot - uncredited
Flying Devils1933stunt flyer - uncredited
Central Airport1933stunt pilot - uncredited
Parachute Jumper1933stunt pilot - uncredited
Air Mail1932stunt pilot - uncredited
The Galloping Ghost1931stunt pilot - uncredited
Hell's Angels1930stunt pilot - uncredited
The Flight of the Phoenix1965stunt double: James Stewart - uncredited / stunts - uncredited
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World1963stunt pilot - uncredited
The Wings of Eagles1957aerial stunts - uncredited
Around the World in Eighty Days1956stunt pilot - uncredited
When Willie Comes Marching Home1950stunt pilot - uncredited
Twelve O'Clock High1949stunt pilot - uncredited
Jungle Flight1947stunt pilot
Learn and Live1943stunt pilot
For Whom the Bell Tolls1943stunt pilot - uncredited
Thunder Birds: Soldiers of the Air1942stunt pilot - uncredited
Flying Tigers1942stunt pilot - uncredited
Captains of the Clouds1942stunt pilot - uncredited
Young America1942stunt pilot
Keep 'Em Flying1941chief stunt pilot: torpedo chase and flying sequences
Flying Cadets1941stunt pilot
International Squadron1941stunt pilot
The Bride Came C.O.D.1941stunt pilot - uncredited
I Wanted Wings1941stunt pilot - uncredited
The Face Behind the Mask1941stunt pilot
Flight Command1940stunt pilot - uncredited
Charter Pilot1940stunt pilot
Hired Wife1940stunt pilot - uncredited
Isle of Destiny1940stunt pilot - uncredited
The House Across the Bay1940stunt pilot
20,000 Men a Year1939stunt pilot - uncredited
Coast Guard1939stunt pilot - uncredited
Only Angels Have Wings1939chief stunt pilot - uncredited
Flight to Fame1938stunt flyer
Too Hot to Handle1938stunt pilot - uncredited
Men with Wings1938stunt pilot
The Woman I Love1937stunt pilot
Love on the Run1936stunt pilot - uncredited
The Border Patrolman1936stunt pilot - uncredited
Sins of Man1936stunt pilot - uncredited
Border Flight1936stunts - uncredited
The Country Doctor1936stunt pilot - uncredited
Ceiling Zero1936stunt flier - uncredited
West Point of the Air1935stunt pilot - uncredited


The Flight of the Phoenix1965aerial sequences
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World1963aerial supervisor
A Gathering of Eagles1963director of aerial unit
The Crowded Sky1960pilot - uncredited
Zero Hour!1957night aerial footage - uncredited
Jet Pilot1957pilot - uncredited
The Spirit of St. Louis1957aerial supervisor
The Miracle of Todd-AO1956Short pilot: B-25
De Luxe Tour1956Documentary pilot
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell1955planes supplier - uncredited
Strategic Air Command1955aerial unit supervisor
Sky King1952TV Series aerial advisor - 16 episodes
Cruise of the Zaca1952Documentary short helicopter pilot - uncredited
This Is Cinerama1952Documentary pilot - segment "America the Beautiful"
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel1951coordinator: aerial footage - uncredited
Borderline1950supervisor: aerial scenes - uncredited
Fort Apache1948aerial liaison - uncredited
Blaze of Noon1947aerial unit supervisor / chief pilot
Gallant Journey1946chief pilot
Air Force1943chief pilot: Warner Bros.
Dive Bomber1941chief pilot: Warner Bros.
I Wanted Wings1941pilot: camera airplane - uncredited
Men Against the Sky1940technical advisor
Foreign Correspondent1940pilot - uncredited
Isle of Destiny1940flying sequences - uncredited
20,000 Men a Year1939technical advisor
Only Angels Have Wings1939chief pilot / technical adviser
Tail Spin1939technical director
Test Pilot1938technical director - uncredited
China Clipper1936pilot - uncredited
Ceiling Zero1936technical advisor

Camera Department

America the Beautiful1975Documentary short aerial director of photography
America the Beautiful1967Documentary short aerial director of photography
America the Beautiful1958Documentary short aerial director of photography
Jet Pilot1957aerial director of photography - uncredited
Toward the Unknown1956aerial director of photography - uncredited
De Luxe Tour1956Documentary aerial director of photography
Flying Leathernecks1951pilot: camera airplane - uncredited
Chain Lightning1950aerial director of photography
The Beginning or the End1947aerial director of photography
The Best Years of Our Lives1946aerial director of photography - uncredited
Briefing for the North Atlantic1943aerial director of photography
Flight Command1940camera operator: second unit - uncredited
Terry and the Pirates1940aerial director of photography - uncredited
Eternally Yours1939aerial director of photography - uncredited
Wings of the Navy1939aerial director of photography - uncredited
Men with Wings1938aerial director of photography - uncredited
Change of Heart1934aerial photographer - uncredited


The Bride Came C.O.D.1941Winfield's Second Pilot (uncredited)
Men with Wings1938Pilot (uncredited)


Seven Wonders of the World1956Documentary


Learn and Live1943producer


The Flight of the Phoenix1965in memory of - uncredited


Seven Wonders of the World1956DocumentaryHimself
The Colgate Comedy Hour1955TV SeriesHimself
The Motion Picture Stunt Pilot1954Documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

I'm King Kong!: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper2005DocumentaryHimself
Cinerama Adventure2002DocumentaryHimself
Clapper Board1979TV Series
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