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The college aerial club is at the airfield to inaugurate a new glider. Alabam gets a lot of teasing for being a "land lizard," never wanting to fly. Mary takes him aside to boost his spirits and offers to take his photo if he'll sit on a glider parked nearby. Dave is ready to take the club's glider up, but Mickey hooks the wrong rope to his car and pulls Alabam into the air. He hasn't a clue what to do; below, Mickey and Dave try to shout instructions while the glider's owner gives chase. What goes up . . . Written by
This film is gets off to a predictable start, a runaway glider, but then pulls out all the stops with lots of great slapstick gags.
No, it's not a deadly serious work of art or comedic genius. But it has a lot of twists and turns to make it fun.
Just when you think you know what the next gag will be, they throw something entirely different in.
There's really not a wasted frame in this fine little comedy from a series that produced only a handful of films. This ranks as one of their best.
If you enjoy slapstick, you'll love this one. New prints of it are available at filmclassic.com for $185; too bad such a high price of admission is charged for this little gem, but it does show up on TCM from time to time.
It would be great if Hallmark would release all the Boy Friends shorts on DVD.
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