MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 10,760 this week

Devil Dogs of the Air (1935)

6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 231 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 5 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(screen play), (screen play), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

Related News

Seven Things You Never Knew About Star Wars
| Cinelinx

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 18 Aug 2011
 
a list of 2770 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 524 titles
created 11 Oct 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 2221 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Devil Dogs of the Air (1935)

Devil Dogs of the Air (1935) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Devil Dogs of the Air.

User Polls

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Although innocent, reporter Frank Ross is found guilty of murder and is sent to jail. While his friends at the newspaper try to find out who framed him, Frank gets hardened by prison life ... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley
Stars: James Cagney, George Raft, Jane Bryan
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Jake MacIllaney will do just about anything to win the presidential election of longshoreman union Local 26. When he encounters young upright attorney Dan Cabot and Cabot's attractive wife,... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lederer
Stars: James Cagney, Shirley Jones, Roger Smith
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Alcoholic newspaperman Lew Marsh hits bottom, loses his job and is rehabilitated by Charley Dolan. After six years on the wagon he gets his job back and devotes himself to other recovering ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: James Cagney, Phyllis Thaxter, Raymond Massey
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A financially-strapped charter pilot hires himself to an oil tycoon to kidnap his madcap daughter and prevent her from marrying a vapid band leader.

Director: William Keighley
Stars: James Cagney, Bette Davis, Stuart Erwin
Certificate: Passed Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A fictionalized account of the career of jazz singer Ruth Etting and her tempestuous marriage to gangster Marty Snyder, who helped propel her to stardom.

Director: Charles Vidor
Stars: Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell
Drama | War | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Major Kirby leads The Wildcats squadron into the historic WWII battle of Guadalcanal.

Director: Nicholas Ray
Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Don Taylor
Crime | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Cagney is Danny Kenny, a truck driver who enters "the fight game" and Sheridan plays his girlfriend, Peggy. Danny realizes success in the ring and uses his income to pay for his brother ... See full summary »

Directors: Anatole Litvak, Jean Negulesco
Stars: James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Frank Craven
Corky (1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A country boy wants to make it big as a stockcar racer.

Director: Leonard Horn
Stars: Robert Blake, Charlotte Rampling, Patrick O'Neal
Certificate: Passed Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Ma Delano (La Verne) runs a boardwalk penny arcade, living upstairs with her sons (Cagney and Gallagher) and daughter (Knapp). Story involves rum running, accidental murder and a frame-up.

Director: John G. Adolfi
Stars: Grant Withers, Lucille La Verne, Warren Hymer
Kidnapped (1938)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In 1747 Jacobite Scotland young David Balfour's life is threatened by his greedy uncle who wishes to become heir to the considerable Balfour estate.

Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Otto Preminger
Stars: Warner Baxter, Freddie Bartholomew, Arleen Whelan
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Gannon is an imprisoned racketeer kingpin who tries to manipulate his young cell mate into staging a riot and prison break, but the cell mate tries to back out when he realizes other inmates may be killed in the process.

Director: R.G. Springsteen
Stars: Gene Evans, Robert Blake, Timothy Carey
Certificate: Passed Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Because of the war, a 12-year-old boy from England, Hugh, is sent to live with the Andrews family in Ohio. Don, the Andrews' 11-year-old son, eagerly accepts the English boy, and is happy ... See full summary »

Director: Harold D. Schuster
Stars: Roddy McDowall, Jane Darwell, Stanley Clements
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Tommy O'Toole
...
Lieut. Brannigan
...
Betty Roberts
Frank McHugh ...
Crash Kelly
...
Mac
Helen Lowell ...
Ma Roberts
Robert Barrat ...
Commandant
Russell Hicks ...
Captain
William B. Davidson ...
Adjutant (as William Davidson)
...
Instructor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Brophy ...
Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)
Helen Flint ...
Mrs. Brown (scenes deleted)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Better than ever now! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 February 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diablos del aire  »

Box Office

Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Helen Flint (Mrs. Brown) and Edward Brophy are in studio records/casting call lists as actors in this movie, but they do not appear. See more »

Goofs

The handwriting on the check O'Toole endorses for Betty, and the handwriting on the same check that Betty shows Brannigan, are not the same. See more »

Crazy Credits

To the Navy Department, to the officers and men of the Marine Corps and the fleet, Warner Bros. extend their thanks for invaluable co-operation. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Angels with Dirty Faces: Whaddya Hear? Whaddya Say? (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Merrily We Roll Along
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Murray Mencher
Lyrics by Eddie Cantor and Charles Tobias
Sung a cappella by 'Frank McHugh' often
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Jimmy and Pat take to the skies
3 July 2005 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The real founders of the buddy film James Cagney and Pat O'Brien after making their debut in Here Comes the Navy essentially reprise their roles in Devil Dogs of the Air for the Marines.

O'Brien is the no-nonsense flight instructor for the Marines who's written to an old Brooklyn pal James Cagney urging him to join the Corps. Cagney is a circus flier who pretty much knows the flying game inside out.

But he's Cagney and of course he KNOWS he knows it. That does not make for good discipline. But it does make for good raffish, knockabout comedy that Cagney/O'Brien films are known for. Of course there's a girl involved, in this case Margaret Lindsay. Need I say who she winds up with.

The only jarring note in this film is Frank McHugh. During the hey day of the studios, I think Warner Brothers was incapable of making a film without either Frank McHugh or Alan Hale. I usually enjoy Frank McHugh, but in this film he's downright annoying. He's in the medical corps and frustrated because he feels his training is being wasted because no one is ever injured in a crash or otherwise. McHugh is positively ghoulish in awaiting some accident to befall SOMEONE in the film.

However James Cagney is his usual cocksure and charming best and that carried a lot of Warner Brothers films to profit. We the audience profit also by that bouncy Cagney charm.


5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Devil Dogs of the Air (1935) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?