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Release Date:
1 February 1932 (USA) See more »
A CRASHING Adventure Serial! (1949 re-release poster)
The Eagle uses sky writing to make threats against a corporation. Nathan Gregory owns a traveling fairground and is thought to be the Eagle. Craig McCoy is a pilot who goes looking for the Eagle when Gregory turns up missing. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Wayne ... Craig McCoy
Dorothy Gulliver ... Jean Gregory

Walter Miller ... Danby
Kenneth Harlan ... Ward
Richard Tucker ... Major Evans
Pat O'Malley ... Ames
Edmund Burns ... Clark

Yakima Canutt ... Boyle

Roy D'Arcy ... Gardner
Billy West ... Bob the Clown
Edward Hearn ... Colonel Nathan Gregory
Lloyd Whitlock ... Green
'Little Billy' Rhodes ... The Midget (as Little Billy)
Ivan Linow ... Henie the Strong Man
James Bradbury Jr. ... Henry the Ventriloquist
Ernie Adams ... Pat Kelly (as Ernie S. Adams)
Bud Osborne ... Tim Moore
Monte Montague ... Callahan (as Monty Montague)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Murdock MacQuarrie ... Frang the Watchman (uncredited)

Directed by
Ford Beebe 
B. Reeves Eason (uncredited)
Writing credits
Ford Beebe (story) &
Colbert Clark (story) &
Wyndham Gittens (story)

Produced by
Nat Levine .... producer
Cinematography by
Benjamin H. Kline  (as Ben Kline)
Victor Scheurich 
Film Editing by
Wyndham Gittens 
Ray Snyder 
Sound Department
George Lowerre .... sound recording engineer
Yakima Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Wyndham Gittens .... supervising editor
Music Department
Lee Zahler .... musical director (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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218 min (12 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Portugal:M/12 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Chapter Titles: - 1. The Carnival Mystery - 2. Pinholes - 3. The Eagle Strikes - 4. The Man of a Million Voices - 5. The Telephone Cipher - 6. Code of the Carnival - 7. Eagle or Vulture? - 8. On the Spot - 9. When Thieves Fall Out - 10.The Man Who Knew - 11.The Eagle's Wings - 12.The Shadow UnmaskedSee more »
The Midget:Who are you callin little boy, ya big palooka?See more »
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Good guys can't catch a break, but win in the end., 25 May 2004
Author: Brandon McGee from Salt Lake City, Utah

The good guys never seem to catch a break. It added to the plot and my frustration. What a roller coaster of a movie. It was a good movie and keeps you on the edge of your seat rooting for the good guys to get one thing to go their way. Common John Wayne where, as the hero, he never gives up hope.

Didn't realize that it was almost 3 hours till it got close to the end and I looked up at the clock.

If you like b/w old movies, it's a good show to watch. I like John Wayne but have watched most of his older movies. It's a lot of fun to see a young John Wayne running around to save the day. If you don't like the older John Wayne movies, give some of is younger stuff a chance.

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