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Devil Dogs of the Air (1935)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Comedy | 9 February 1935 (USA)
A talented but brash stunt pilot enters the Marine Corps and becomes more disciplined.

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Tommy O'Toole
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Betty Roberts
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Crash Kelly
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Mac
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Ma Roberts
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A talented but brash stunt pilot enters the Marine Corps and becomes more disciplined.

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The plot about the wild stunt pilot having to reform in order to fit within the military was repeated in Universal's 1941 Bud Abbott-Lou Costello comedy Keep 'Em Flying (1941). In that movie, the pilot was played by Dick Foran. See more »

Goofs

When Braniggan gets on the plane on the aircraft carrier, he is not wearing a parachute. During the next few scenes in the air and while walking on the wing, he is. 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

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