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West Point of the Air (1935)

Passed | | Drama | 18 August 1935 (Finland)

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Big Mike Stone
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Little Mike Stone
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General Carter
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His Daughter 'Skip'
Russell Hardie ...
Her Brother Phil
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Dare Marshall
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'Bags'
Henry Wadsworth ...
Lieut. Pettis
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Jaskarelli
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Pippinger
Frank Conroy ...
Captain Cannon
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Lieutenant Kelly
Ronnie Cosby ...
Mike - as a Boy
Bobby Caldwell ...
Phil - as a Boy (as Bobbie Caldwell)
Marilyn Spinner ...
'Skip' - as a Girl
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Helden von heute  »

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Filmed on an around Randolph Army Air Field (now Randolph Air Force Base) in San Antonio, TX. Most of the buildings are still in use, but have been remodeled into offices. Flying training is still conducted on the base. See more »

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When the initial flying training ensues, the clips of two-seat trainers landing clearly have some two-seaters landing with only a pilot in the back seat and an empty front seat, although they are supposed to be training flights with both an instructor and a student pilot aboard. See more »

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Taps
(1862) (uncredited)
Written by Daniel Butterfield
Played by a bugler at Kelly's wreckage
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Cliché-ridden service drama of the men in the flying machines...
14 April 2010 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Every aviation drama you've ever seen must have stemmed from films like WEST POINT OF THE AIR which has Robert Young declaring many times, "I'll never fly again!" after seeing his comrades crash their planes.

His father is a rough talking' U.S. Army Sgt. played in gruff and sentimental style by WALLACE BEERY, who keeps reminding his son that he's got to be a man and get back in that plane again before he loses his nerve.

From the sidelines, MAUREEN O'SULLIVAN and ROSALIND RUSSELL watch nervously as various young men appear to be losing the controls while flying those dangerous machines--and there are plenty of aerial scenes, all well staged, to keep viewers watching the painfully predictable story unfold. Before the final reel is over, Young saves his father from a crash scene by diving under water and dragging him to the surface. After that brave deed, he returns to the arms of Maureen O'Sullivan for a final clinch.

Have you seen this before? You 'betcha! But it's all done up in patriotic style with an Army band playing brassy marching tunes until the fadeout.

Trivia note: Young ROBERT TAYLOR looks handsome in uniform but has what amounts to a bit part, listed low in the credits, during a year when he went on to bigger roles almost immediately.


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