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Level headed Mike Miller runs Desert Airport, an air mail base full of daring young pilots risking their lives to get the mail through-regardless of the weather. Following the death of one ... See full summary »

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'Slim' McCune (as 'Slim' Summerville)
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Irene Wilkins
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Tony Dressel
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Tommy Bogan
Hans Fuerberg ...
'Heinie' Kramer
Thomas Carrigan ...
'Sleepy' Collins (as Tom Carrigan)
William Daly ...
'Tex' Lane
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Level headed Mike Miller runs Desert Airport, an air mail base full of daring young pilots risking their lives to get the mail through-regardless of the weather. Following the death of one pilot in a horrific crash, Miller is forced to engage the wild and arrogant, yet skillful, Duke Talbot. When pilot Dizzy Wilkins crashes and dies in a storm, Talbot runs off with the young Mrs.Wilkins, leaving Miller to complete the last leg of Wilkins' mail run. Miller crashes on a mountain. Alive but in an inaccessible location, Miller tries to endure his injuries while futile attempts are made by air mail pilots to rescue him. Hearing of the impossibility of reaching Miller's crash site in time to save him, Talbot can't resist the challenge of trying an airborne rescue himself. Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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"The Mail must go through!" Fearless flyers behind thundering motors brave fog, snow, hurricane and death to carry on! Far below, their sweethearts peer through the night and pray for happy landings! A picture of warm romance that zooms with tingling thrills! See more »

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3 November 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Airmail  »

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$305,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Trivia

At the time of the film's production, Universal built a special stage to film miniature scenes. A gantry was constructed above the stage so a model biplane could be 'flown' over a huge miniature set. The stage is still on the Universal lot and is numbered 27. The stage also contains a large water tank. At one time it was known as the John Fulton Stage since when the stage was built, Fulton was in charge of all visual effects for Universal. See more »

Quotes

Duke Talbot: I'da made that flight to Paris but Lindy beat me to it.
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Connections

References All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) See more »

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Silent Night
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Written by Joseph Mohr and Franz Gruber
Sung by Gloria Stuart and the children on Christmas Eve
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Universal John Ford classic
21 May 1999 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

A film that belies its age. There are some corny bits of dialogue and cheesy special effects, but Ford created a good low-key drama utilizing an excellent cast. Strong story written partly by Frank Wead. Could not believe this was made in 1932 and at UNIVERSAL!


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