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Parachute Jumper (1933)

Approved | | Drama | 28 January 1933 (USA)
To share expenses unemployed Alabama move in with also unemployed Bill and Toodles. Bill is hired by a gangster's mistress and ultimately becomes the gangster's bodyguard. Alabama ... See full summary »

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To share expenses unemployed Alabama move in with also unemployed Bill and Toodles. Bill is hired by a gangster's mistress and ultimately becomes the gangster's bodyguard. Alabama unknowingly applies for a stenographer's job at Mr. Weber's (the gangster's) business. Bill is forced to fly a plane carrying narcotics into the U.S. but fights back. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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28 January 1933 (USA)  »

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Em Plenas Nuvens  »

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$206,000 (estimated)
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Was Bette Davis's least favorite film to do. See more »

Quotes

Bill Keller: She's coming across with some cash, now. But, I got to go up and build a fire.
Toodles Cooper: What are you, a visiting fireman?
Patricia 'Alabama' Brent: A fire? That dame looks plenty hot to me!
Bill Keller: It won't be long. You just stay here and pot like this until I come back.
Patricia 'Alabama' Brent: Okay, but, that fire racket burns me up.
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Connections

Featured in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

The Marines' Hymn
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Traditional Marines song (circa 1850)
Played during opening credits and often as background
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great script and an astounding stunt; B-movie gem
15 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

I agree with the other reviewer, but there's more to this movie than Doug Fairbanks. John Francis Larkin's script shines with realistic characters and great one-liners. When Fairbanks approaches the destitute, sleeping Bette Davis on the couch in his flat in the middle of the night for sex, she wakes and screams angrily "I might have known this would happen" in defense of her chastity.

For an inexpensive movie, the stunts are great: the airwork is astounding, even though there's a cheating cut-away to work around the sheer impossibility of jumping between two extremely unstable biplanes. Then later there's an amazing shot of a parachuter on the train tracks that's a real stunner.

Sure the story's routine, but Frank McHugh's voice when he sings an old Irish ballad is authentic and comely. Leo Carillo (Hey Pancho! Hey Cisco!) plays the head gangster with style, and Davis is wonderful as always. This is definitely one of director Alfred Green's best efforts and well worth your time.


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