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Crack-Up (1936)

Approved | | Drama | 14 December 1936 (USA)
Colonel Gimpy heads a spy organization trying to get the plans for a new airplane. Test pilot Ace Martin agrees to help.

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Colonel Gimpy
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Ace Martin
Helen Wood ...
Ruth Franklin
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John R. Fleming
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Joe Randall
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Mrs. Fleming
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Sidney Grant
Earle Foxe ...
Operative #30
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Operative #77
Gloria Roy ...
Operative #16
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Alfred Knuxton
Paul Stanton ...
Daniel D. Harrington
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Major White
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Colonel Gimpy heads a spy organization trying to get the plans for a new airplane. Test pilot Ace Martin agrees to help.

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The poem quoted by Colonel Gimpy aboard the plane is from "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" by Lord Byron. See more »

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Ace Martin: Will you turn that thing off, before he drives me mad?
Colonel Gimpy: Madness, Mr. Martin, is a very common malady. Can it be that they are mad themself who call me mad? If you only knew what was going on in this head of mine... if you only knew!
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Top Gallante
Music by Harry Akst
Lyrics by Sidney Clare
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Prelude to War

Surprisingly good, low-budget little espionage thriller, told in 70 minutes (so you don't have much time to question the accuracy of the plot), with good performances by all, including Peter Lorre and J. Carrol Naish in subtle characterizations, and Thomas Beck in a major role. The plot concerning a German conspiracy to steal the blueprints of a new American airplane is centered around four male characters (Lorre, Beck, Brian Donlevy and Ralph Morgan) who end up together in a dangerous flight over the Atlantic. The fast dramatic events include ruthless killings and a plane crash, all unknowingly leading to II World War.


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