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Devil Dogs of the Air (1935)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Comedy | 9 February 1935 (USA)
This movie follows an arrogant undisciplined stunt pilot (James Cagney) as he enters the Marines and becomes a disciplined pilot. Familiar faces of co-stars Pat O'Brien, Frank McHugh and Margaret Lindsay add to the cast.

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Complete credited cast:
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Tommy O'Toole
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Lieut. Brannigan
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Betty Roberts
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Crash Kelly
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Mac
Helen Lowell ...
Ma Roberts
Robert Barrat ...
Commandant
Russell Hicks ...
Captain
William B. Davidson ...
Adjutant (as William Davidson)
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Instructor
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Edward Brophy ...
Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)
Helen Flint ...
Mrs. Brown (scenes deleted)
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This movie follows an arrogant undisciplined stunt pilot (James Cagney) as he enters the Marines and becomes a disciplined pilot. Familiar faces of co-stars Pat O'Brien, Frank McHugh and Margaret Lindsay add to the cast.

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9 February 1935 (USA)  »

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Diablos del aire  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The plot about the wild stunt pilot having to reform in order to fit within the military is repeated in Universal's 1941 Abbott and Costello comedy, Keep 'em Flying. In that movie the pilot is played by Dick Foran. 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 »

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

Soundtracks

Happiness Ahead
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Allie Wrubel
Played when Bill and Betty are discussing his transfer request
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Fun Cagney
27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Devil Dogs of the Air (1935)

*** (out of 4)

James Cagney and Pat o'Brien stars in this Warner drama about two Marine pilots who start out as friends but soon turn to enemies when they fall for the same woman (Margaret Lindsay). I had recorded this thing back in March but just now got around to watching it because I thought it would be your typical pilot movie and it pretty much is but there's still a lot going for the film. The star of the film is without a doubt all the flying shots, some of which are just downright terrific including a great scene where Cagney and O'Brien are on a plane, which catches fire. Cagney is his usual great self, although the I think the screenplay makes him too much of a wise guy because you really dislike this guy even though that wasn't the films intent.


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