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Tailspin Tommy (1934)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Crime | 29 October 1934 (USA)
A young mechanic gets a job with a small airline, which he helps win a mail contract. A rival airline plots to destroy it in order to get the contracts for itself.

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(as Louis Friedlander)

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(adapted from the newspaper strip), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maurice Murphy ...
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Patricia Farr ...
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Bruce Hoyt
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Milt Howe
Charles A. Browne ...
Paul Smith
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Mr. Grant - Film Director of 'Midnight Patrol', Chs. 10-12
Belle Daube ...
Mrs. Martha Tompkins, Tommy's Mother - Chs. 1, 12
John Davidson ...
Wade 'Tiger' Taggart
Harrison Greene ...
Air Circus Announcer [Ch. 2]
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Sloane - Taggart's Office Henchman, Chs. 4, 7, 10-11
Lew Kelly ...
Victor Martin - Three Point Airport Dispatcher
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Eric Peabody [Chs. 3-5]
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Deacon Grimes [Chs. 1,12]
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Bart Dirk, Henchman
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A young mechanic gets a job with a small airline, which he helps win a mail contract. A rival airline plots to destroy it in order to get the contracts for itself. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Hal Forrest's great cartoon heroes on the screen in a screaming serial of the skyways!...Breathless excitement awaits you. Come! TWELVE TERRIFIC EPISODES!

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Action | Drama | Crime

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Approved
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Release Date:

29 October 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tommy, o anemostrovilos  »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The first of two Universal Pictures serials and four Monogram Pictures feature films based on Hal Forrest's syndicated comic strip. See more »

Goofs

Chapter four: Tommy's plane (a double wing) catches on fire, Tommy and Betty bail out. The plane (a single wing) crashes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Waltons: The Quilting (1976) See more »

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stalwart heroes face underhanded heavies in air action
27 April 2001 | by (hollywood, california) – See all my reviews

The thirties, drifting unknowingly toward the horrors of WW2, provided the context for these appropriately earnest young men to prove themselves by successfully competing for a mail contract( it could have been anything of value). The villains are devious and uncomplicated. The women chaste and nearly helpless. The acting (especially Noah Berry, Jr and Grant Withers) projects to the highest seat in the balcony. The flying sequences may be the best the film has to offer but on a Saturday afternoon in the mid-thirties this was quite good enough, thank you. This film stands as a worthy example of our sweet, innocent past.


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