Anny Hardy is a parachute-stunt diver with a flying-circus group of barnstorming pilots which her husband, "Speed" Hardy heads. She meets and falls in love with Bud Murray, the younger ... See full summary »

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Anny Hardy is a parachute-stunt diver with a flying-circus group of barnstorming pilots which her husband, "Speed" Hardy heads. She meets and falls in love with Bud Murray, the younger brother of her husbands partner "Ace" Murray, when they are teamed to do a double-parachute jump as a daily stunt. "Speed" learns about the romance, and in his half-crazed condition, from a World War I accident, he devises a scheme to get rid of Bub; he suggest to Bud that they pull a sensational stunt, zooming toward each other in their airplanes and then bailing out just before the two planes crash. But agrees but Bud does not known that "Speed" has cut the lines on his parachute. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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14 July 1933 (USA)  »

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Flying Circus  »

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When Ann and Bud are out for their night flight in the fog, they set out with Bud sitting on the left and Ann on the right. When they run out of gas and are spiraling down, there is a brief shot showing them reversed in the cockpit. Then just after they land, they are back in their previous positions. See more »

Quotes

Betty: But I still can't figure out why you want a stocking for a good-luck piece.
'Screwy' Edwards: Honey, when I get way up in the air, can I help it if I want a leg around my neck?
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You've Got What Gets Me
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Strummed on ukulele by Cliff Edwards and sung by Eric Linden
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Early aviation thriller
4 July 2007 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

This is a competent, tidy, short action film and romance from the time when pilots were daredevils. Law student Eric Linden, "Bud," wants to join his older brother Bruce Cabot, "Ace," as a barnstorming stunt pilot with Speed Hardy's Flying Circus. Cabot thinks it is too dangerous a job for his brother, especially with a second-rate group like Speed's. (The group's symbol, which they wear on their jackets, symbolizes their luck; it's a black cat.) The other two pilots with Cabot are Speed Hardy (Ralph Bellamy), the boss, and Cliff Edwards, "Screwy," who is perpetually drunk. But the most dangerous thing that Bud does is not his parachute jumps, or even his two-person parachute jumps; it is falling in love with Arline Judge, Speed's wife, because Speed is seriously jealous.

The plot, dialogue, and acting are just serviceable, but there are plenty of thrills from the ample footage of biplanes flying in formation, twirling and corkscrewing, crash landing, and just crashing.


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