Two sailors who are always competing against each other set their sights on the same girl. When she chooses one over the other, their friendship ends acrimoniously. However, things change ... See full summary »
The lights go out at a high-society dinner party and one of the guests is murdered. The police are summoned and Inspector Killian shows up, with his assistant Carney. In order to get a ... See full summary »
William Collier Jr.
Molly Kelly wants to marry a millionaire. When she runs into Andy Charles, heir to a restaurant fortune, she jumps at the chance and marries him. Andy's father if furious and disinherits ... See full summary »
The wrong-way run was based on the infamous play by Roy Riegels of the University of California in the 1929 Rose Bowl. With the score 0-0 in the second quarter, Riegels recovered a Georgia Tech fumble at the Yellow Jackets' 30, but he somehow got turned the wrong way and ran 65 yards toward his own goal line. A teammate grabbed him, but he was dropped at his own 1. The Golden Bears elected to punt, the punt was blocked out of the end zone for a safety touch and the two points provided the margin of victory in Georgia Tech's 8-7 win. The movie uses actual footage of Riegels from the game. See more »
A front page headline dated April 5, 1927 makes reference to Charles Lindbergh as though he were already famous. In fact, the flight that made Lindbergh a household name didn't occur until six weeks later. See more »
[On the Nicaraguan rebels]
You know damn well what's going to happen if these people come along and catch you alive.
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Frank Capra directed this early talkie about two buddies (Jack Holt, Ralph Graves) in the Navy Air Corps who fall in love with the same woman (Lila Lee). This film runs nearly two hours and one of those hours are brilliant but it's spread across the entire running time. The flight and war sequences are simply brilliant with a lot of realistic action and some breathtaking footage of the planes in the air. Had Capra only shown that stuff then this could have been another masterpiece from the director but sadly we get a stupid love story to drag everything down. Jack Holt is brilliant in his role adding a lot of humor to the part but Graves, who co-wrote the story, doesn't fair as well. Lila Lee is cute in her part but she's certainly not the greatest actress out there.
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