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Ceiling Zero (1936)

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War veteran pilots Dizzy Davis, Texas Clark and Jake Lee are working in an airline. Dizzy is fooling with one of the younger pilot's girl-friend and due to this, he changes flights with ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jake L. Lee
June Travis ...
Tommy Thomas
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Texas Clarke
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Al Stone
Henry Wadsworth ...
Tay Lawson
Martha Tibbetts ...
Mary Miller Lee
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Lou Clarke
Craig Reynolds ...
Joe Allen
Dick Purcell ...
Smiley (as Dick Purcell)
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Eddie Payson
Addison Richards ...
Fred Adams
Garry Owen ...
Mike Owens
Edward Gargan ...
Doc Wilson
Robert Light ...
Les Bogan
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War veteran pilots Dizzy Davis, Texas Clark and Jake Lee are working in an airline. Dizzy is fooling with one of the younger pilot's girl-friend and due to this, he changes flights with Texas. Texas' plane crashes attempting to land on their airfield under extremly bad weather circumstances, he is killed in this accident. Dizzy feels guilty for his friend's death and takes the next flight under even worse circumstances, testing a new anti-ice device on the plane. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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16 January 1936 (USA)  »

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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 27, 1939 with James Cagney reprising his film role. See more »

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Spoofed in Sailing Zero (1964) See more »

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You Let Me Down
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Music by Harry Warren
Played during the first scene at Mama Gini's restaurant
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Cardboard Hawks.
22 October 2000 | by (Surrey) – See all my reviews

Howard Hawks is undoubtedly one of the great Hollywood directors, but unfortunately not even his track record is 100%. Ceiling Zero is not a bad film, it just isn't a good one either. Apart from a brilliant performance from Jimmy Cagney there is nothing much to remember: the script is a cliche, supporting cast are "hammy" and worst of all the set decoration is awful. The airport control room looks like something out of an Ed Wood movie. Watch this if you do not have anything better to do but do not invest any money!


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