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The Flying Fool (1929)

Passed  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  July 1929 (USA)
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A man protective of his brother checks out the girl his brother is in love with, in order to see if she's the real thing or just trying to take advantage of him. Unfortunately, he winds up falling in love with her himself.



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Cast overview:
Pat Riley
Tom O'Brien ...
Tom Dugan
Jimmy Taylor
Kate Bruce ...
Mrs. Riley - Pat's Mother
Dan Wolheim ...
Airport Manager
Dorothy Ward ...
Mae Hopper


Bill Taylor, World War I flying ace is a hot-shot barnstormer, with his kid-brother, Jimmy, as one of his crew members. Jimmy falls in love with a nightclub singer, Pat Riley, and his older-brother thinks that Jimmy may be involved with a hard-bitten floozy and decides to check her out for himself. What he finds is a sweet and home-loving daughter working to provide for her sweet-and-loving mother. He falls for her, and this upsets the younger brother no end. Written by Les Adams <>

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Thrills galore. See more »






Release Date:

July 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Loucuras de um Aviador  »

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(RCA Photophone System)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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If I Had My Way
Music by George Green
Lyrics by George Waggner
Performed by Marie Prevost
Copyright 1929 Ager, Yellen and Bornstein
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Great romance/drama with theme song: "If I Had My Way"
9 September 1999 | by (San Jose, California) – See all my reviews

Early talkie drama. William Boyd loves his brother Jimmy and so he doesn't want a dame to give him the runaround. William Boyd falls in love with the girl(Marie Prevost) that his brother is in love after going out with her to make sure that her intentions are honorable. Marie Prevost sings the theme song "If I Had My Way" twice in the movie.

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