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The Flying Fleet (1929)

Passed  -  Adventure | Drama | Romance  -  19 January 1929 (USA)
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The story follows six midshipman after they graduate from Annapolis. Their goal is to become U.S. Navy pilots and three of them are eliminated at the San Diego Naval Base. The remaining ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Tommy Winslow
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Steve Randall
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Anita Hastings
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The story follows six midshipman after they graduate from Annapolis. Their goal is to become U.S. Navy pilots and three of them are eliminated at the San Diego Naval Base. The remaining three undergo grueling weeks of training at Pensacole Florida, and one crashes. The remaining two get their "wings" and are sent back to San Diego as full-fledged "Sea Hawks", and prepare there for the first Honolulu flight. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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19 January 1929 (USA)  »

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| (Turner library print)

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(MovieTone) (musical score and sound effects)|

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1.33 : 1
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When Turner restored this film from the print found in Prague, they forgot to translate the messages being typed in the radio room back at the carrier, so they are printed in Czech. See more »

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"Dedicated to the officers and men of Naval Aviation whose splendid co-operation made this production possible." See more »

Soundtracks

You're the Only One for Me
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by William Axt and David Mendoza
Lyrics by Raymond Klages
Sung offscreen as part of the score by an unidentified chorus
Played in the score often as the love theme for Tommy and Anita
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Good Silent Action In Navy Flight Film
8 December 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

Six young midshipmen about to graduate from Annapolis dream about the glory of joining the FLYING FLEET, unaware of the heartache & happiness the future has in store for them...

While almost a commercial for the Navy's aviation wing, this late MGM silent film is still very enjoyable. The flying scenes are well produced and exciting and the slight plot of friendships, rivalries, a pretty girl & a tragic flight to Honolulu grab the viewer's attention.

Ramon Novarro does a sturdy job as the foremost amongst the six comrades. Ralph Graves scores as Novarro's best buddy. Anita Page is lovely in a role that calls for her to do very little else except look lovely. (Decades later she claimed Novarro proposed marriage to her!)

Unbilled, Alfred Allen does a fine turn as a blustery, comic Admiral; and Gardner James is excellent as Specs the navigator, who's heroism & self-sacrifice effortlessly steals the climax of the film.


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