West Point of the Air (1935)

Passed  |   |  Drama  |  18 August 1935 (Finland)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Big Mike Stone
Little Mike Stone
General Carter
His Daughter 'Skip'
Russell Hardie ...
Her Brother Phil
Dare Marshall
Henry Wadsworth ...
Lieut. Pettis
Frank Conroy ...
Captain Cannon
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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18 August 1935 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Helden von heute  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »


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 »


You're In The Army Now
(1917) (uncredited)
Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Tell Taylor and Ole Olsen
Played as background music for the first scene
Whistled by Robert Young
Sung a cappella by James Gleason
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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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