Murder in the Clouds (1934)

Approved  |   |  Mystery, Romance  |  15 December 1934 (USA)
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Bob "three star" is the hotshot pilot for Trans America Lines. When he is not flying for the airlines, he can get into trouble doing aerobatics over the field. His main squeeze is Judy ... See full summary »



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Bob "three star" is the hotshot pilot for Trans America Lines. When he is not flying for the airlines, he can get into trouble doing aerobatics over the field. His main squeeze is Judy Wagner, a stewardess for the airlines. Tom Wagner, her younger brother has just started flying for the line. Tom and Bob are to fly on a secret mission to carry a scientist with a new high explosive mixture to Washington. Unfortunately, Jason, secretary to Mr. Lackey, is working for a secret foreign power and hears about the flight. This causes Bob to get jumped before the flight so another pilot, George, volunteers to take Bob's place. When the plane explodes in flight, there is a race between government agents to get the mixture back and the bad guys to get the mixture out of the country. Written by Tony Fontana <>

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Lester Dorr as "Assistant", Raymond Brown and Walter Brennan are in studio records/casting call lists as cast members, but they did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. See more »


I'll String Along with You
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Music by Harry Warren
Played during the carnival scene
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Offbeat thriller concerning a blown up plane is a good way to spend an hour
9 October 2005 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

The plot of this film revolves around "3 Star" a show-offy pilot at an airport. 3 Star likes to drink and likes to gamble as well as show off. Even though he's been grounded because of his stunts, 3 Star is brought in to fly a very important scientist to deliver his new explosive to the government. 3 Star is waylaid before the flight and another pilot is substituted by the bad guys. When the plane explodes in mid air its a race to find the wreckage and the cylinder containing the explosive before the bad guys do.

This is a breezy 60 minutes thats more than likely to keep you interested to the end. Although the plot may sound clichéd the characters and their interactions are not. Every character is quirky, but in a non-clichéd sort of way. 3 Star's gambling is atypical Hollywood, I don't know when I ever saw a character who said that he had been locked up for two days for gambling. The romance is decidedly off center, though it is very real. There seems to be more going on than just witty repartee between Judy and 3 Star, and they seem to have a long history before the film started that you can feel (which is something I rarely sense even in better movies).

I liked this movie a great deal.Granted its not the best movie ever made, but as a breezy hour long thriller its worth taking the time out to try.

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