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Rollo and Lane just happen to be tossed off the train at White Beach where Robert Story -Air ace and writer- is supposed to stop. It is a case of mistaken identity as no one knows what ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Rollo Smith
Lawrence Gray ...
Jack Lane
Ona Munson ...
Ruth Howard
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'Ace' Benton
Laura Lee ...
Peggy Freeman
Frank McHugh ...
'Ricky' Freeman
May Boley ...
May Bunch
Anders Randolf ...
Edward Howard
Arthur Hoyt ...
Robert Story
Johnny Arthur ...
Simpkins
Fred Kelsey ...
The Conductor
Harvey Clark ...
Herndon Reamer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Coleman ...
Train Porter
Hal Roberts ...
Band Leader at Train Station
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Rollo and Lane just happen to be tossed off the train at White Beach where Robert Story -Air ace and writer- is supposed to stop. It is a case of mistaken identity as no one knows what Story looks like. So they get free room and meals at the Palm Inn and everything is going well until they want Story to fly in the race on Saturday. Rollo has never even be up in a plane, never mind fly one, so he must figure a way out. But the girls have everything bet on his winning the race. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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The ACE comedy of the year! See more »

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Vitaphone production reels #4472-4478 and #4385 (trailer). See more »

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Remake of The Aviator (1929) See more »

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A Little Bit of Heaven (Shure They Call It Ireland)
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Music by Ernest Ball
Lyrics by J. Keirn Brennan
Sung a cappella by Joe E. Brown on the train
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Meet The Press Is Funnier
3 September 2010 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

There were several Joe E. Brown movies in the early 30's that weren't funny and this is one of them. He had yet to hit his stride which seems to me occurred from "Elmer The Great" (1933) onward. The screenplay and the script are at fault here and the film was badly in need of a gag writer, and someone who could create funny situations and dialogue to go along with them. Scene after scene falls flat as a pancake with unfunny sight gags and rejected Vaudeville punch lines.

Wasted in this carnage is Frank McHugh who for some reason is forced to play his role in an inebriated state throughout the picture. Also left in the lurch are Ona Munson, Walter Pigeon and Fred Kelsey. I caught this one on TCM, in a rare lapse of judgment for this normally dependable station.


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