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Otis Bigelow is a character in The Rocketeer.

Role in film

After an accident on the airfield, involving pilot Cliff Secord and gangsters, Bigelow tries to get Secord and Peevy to pay for a fuel truck (that had been destroyed by the gangsters). Bigelow forces them to perform a clown act, during the upcoming air show. However, when Secord doesn't show up, Bigelow threatens to fire him. Unbeknownst to Bigelow, this prompts Malcolm, one of Secord's friends, to take Secord's place. When Malcolm begins to have trouble, Bigelow tries to assure the audience that it's all part of the show. Something he continues to do, when a flying man appears and saves Malcolm. Bigelow sets himself up as the man behind the flying man, whom he names the "Rocketeer". However, this results in Lothar seeking him out, for information. The FBI finds Bigelow in his office, broken in half and dead.

Disney Parks

Atwater Ink and Paint Art Supply

There is an advert on a bulletin-board for Bigelow's Air Circus in this Buena Vista Street location.

Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar

There are two allusions to Bigelow's Air Circus in this Disney Springs bar, both identifying SEA member Jock Lindsey as having worked for Otis. One is for a 1938 performance in Chaplin Airfield, Los Angelos while the other for a 1939 performance.


  • Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar identifies historic aviatrix Pancho Barnes as having previously worked for Bigelow.

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The RocketeerThe Rocketeer (TV series)The Return of the Rocketeer
Film: Cliff SecordJenny BlakePeevyOtis BigelowHoward HughesNeville SinclairLotharEddie Valentine

TV series: Kit SecordTesh CheenaAmbrose SecordDave SecordSareena SecordLaura and HarleyValerie d'AvionSlvester SlapdashThe Great Orsino

"First Flight/Pilot Error" • "Skyway Robbery/A Doggone Adventure" • "Ground Control to Rocketeer/Save the Statue" • "Carnival Caper/Songbird Soars Again" • "Downhill Derby/Flight Class Heroes" • "Hypnotic Hughesville/The Piggy Bank Caper" • "X-Treme Hero/Hot on the Trail" • "Valerie the Valkyrie/Follow that Bulldog" • "Recipe for Disaster/The Critter Gang" • "Cleared for Takeoff/First Class" • "Underground Doodlebug/Bruce Goose" • "Runaway Lilith/The Hughesville Howler" • "Friends and Family Picnic/Lights, Camera, Action Hero" • "Special Delivery/The Hunt for Hughesberries" • "Super Deany/Dr. Doodlebug's Fair Game" • "The Valkyrie Cleans Up/The Bank Job" • "Big Top Problems/One Trick Phony" • "Pack-a-Doodle/Sitti's Visit" • "Scarlett's Search/Rocketeer Day" • "Heart of a Hero"
Rocketeer to the RescueHeart of a HeroSuit-Up SequenceSide by Side With YouFast
See Also
Rocket PackThe South Seas ClubHollywood