Rules Don't Apply

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Movie (2016)
French title : L'exception à la règle

Warren Beatty (Howard Hughes)
Lily Collins (Marla Mabrey)
Alden Ehrenreich (Frank Forbes)
Annette Bening (Lucy Mabrey)

(Synopsis needed)

Douglas DC-3

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Lockheed P-38 Lightning

A Lockheed P-38 Lightning in itself or acting as the Hughes XF-11 seen in The Aviator ?

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Fokker D.VII

Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Military Fixed-Wing section).
Los Angeles Metropolitan Airport (Van Nuys Airport nowadays).

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Lockheed L-049 Constellation

Lockheed L-049 Constellation wearing colors of its first customer : TWA

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Aeronca Champion

Blurred foreground.

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ERCO Ercoupe variant & Cessna 310D

The black and yellow airframe is an Ercoupe but of what type/manufacturer exactly ?
(far left background) A white and orange Cessna 310D.

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Douglas DC-3

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Hughes H-4 Hercules

Same aircraft in other works at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Civil Fixed-Wing section).

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(top) Parade procession for Howard Hughes for his completion of the round-the-world flight, New York, July 15, 1938.
(bottom left) Hughes H-4 Hercules only flight (November 2, 1947). (right) Date and place of the third event not yet identified.

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