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Tailspin Tommy in The Great Air Mystery (1935)

Passed | | Adventure, Action | 21 October 1935 (USA)
A 12-episode serial in which Tailspin Tommy evades volcanoes, anti-aircraft shells, and time bombs as he foils a plan by corrupt profiteers to steal an island's oil reserves.

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(adapted from famous newspaper cartoon), (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Delphine Drew ...
Inez Casmetto
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Ned Curtis
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Milt Howe (as Pat O'Brien)
Herbert Heywood ...
Manuel Casmetto
Matthew Betz ...
Horace Raymore (as Mathew Betz)
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Enrico Garcia [Chs. 2-9]
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Don Alvarado Casmetto
Manuel López ...
Gomez [Chs. 3-6, 8-12]
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Paul Smith [Chs. 1-2] (as Charles Browne)
James P. Burtis ...
Bill McGuire (as Jim Burtis)
Helen Brown ...
Mrs. Tompkins [Ch. 1]
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Dirigible Captain [Ch. 1]
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A 12-episode serial in which Tailspin Tommy evades volcanoes, anti-aircraft shells, and time bombs as he foils a plan by corrupt profiteers to steal an island's oil reserves. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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12 CHAPTERS OF SUPER AERIAL THRILLS! See more »

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Adventure | Action

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Passed | See all certifications »
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21 October 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mistérios do Ar  »

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(12 episodes)

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Chapter Titles:
  • 1. Wreck of the Derigible


  • 2. Roaring Fire God


  • 3. Hurled From the Skies


  • 4. Bolt From the Blue


  • 5. The Torrent


  • 6. Crash in the Clouds


  • 7. Flying Death


  • 8. Crossed and Double-Crossed


  • 9. Wings of Disaster


  • 10.Doomed in a Dungeon


  • 11.Desperate Chances


  • 12.The Last Stand


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Quotes

Skeeter Milligan: [to Tommy] Oh, boy, some landing, Tailspin - amd in the dark too!
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Connections

Followed by Sky Patrol (1939) See more »

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Tailspin Tommy Serials
30 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a young boy in the 1930's I tried to see each of the chapters of this movie serial. Tailspin and his partner were my heroes on the radio too. I used to run around with my arms outstretched imitating a plane in flight and would have given anything to have a helmet like the Eagle wore in the serial. I lost contact with this movie for years until one day I happened on a Big Little Book with the story in it. I bought the book at a yard sale and using it as a guide tracked down the movie. I have it and others in my BLB and movie serial collection. I try to watch them all in a given years period which is quite difficult but Tailspin Tommy always seems to make it in the ones I chose to watch. Thank you for giving me the chance to let others know how much I like all the chapters of this fine serial.


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