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Hell Divers (1931)

Story of rivalry between 2 Navy aircrewmen on and off duty.

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Windy Riker
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Steve Nelson
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Duke Johnson
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Ann Mitchell
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Mame Kelsey
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Lulu
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Baldy
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Jack Griffin
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Admiral
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Lieutenant Fisher
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Captain - U.S.S Saratoga
Frank Conroy ...
Chaplain
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Girl (scenes deleted)
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Story of rivalry between 2 Navy aircrewmen on and off duty.

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16 January 1932 (USA)  »

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Wolkenstürmer  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Flight operations were filmed aboard the USS Saratoga. Scenes of planes landing on the carrier deck were edited post-production to obscure the actual operation of the aircraft arresting gear. See more »

Goofs

The under-wing bombs appear and disappear in many shots. Often a plane will be shown taxiing with bombs under the wing, then taking off and flying with no bombs. When the bombing runs begin, the bombs are again visible. See more »

Quotes

CPO Steve Nelson: And if you want to know what this is, it's a bomb! And there's enough T.N.T. in it to blow us to Smithereens.
Ann Mitchell: I've always wanted to go to Smithereens.
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Connections

Edited into The Wings of Eagles (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

The Monkeys Have No Tails in Zamboanga
(uncredited)
set to "The Wolfhound March"
Composer unknown
Lyrics by G. Savoca
Played on piano and sung by Wallace Beery
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completely formulaic and STILL worth seeing!
18 March 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Okay, I know that most Wallace Beery films are pretty formulaic and superficial. However, this doesn't mean they were bad. Very few of his films were bad, though many fall in the average category. However, occasionally, his films rose above the mundane, such as DINNER AT EIGHT, GRAND HOTEL, MIN AND BILL and this film. While I will admit this movie isn't up to the standards of the three films I listed, it does approach them in quality and is a decent effort for him and new-comer Clark Gable. In particular, if you are a Gable or airplane buff, like me, you will love this film. It features a lot of great flying sequences you just won't see in many films of the era. Our aircraft carriers and dirigibles just weren't seen as being very important and weren't shown in many films during the Depression era. So, from a purely historic point of view, this is an important film. When you add good acting and dialog and an exciting script, you have an excellent film well worth your time.


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