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13 Hours by Air (1936)

Thirteen Hours by Air (original title)
Approved | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 30 April 1936 (USA)
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Waldemar Pitt III (as Bennie Bartlett)
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Curtis Palmer
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Dr. James L. Evarts
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Vi Johnson - Stewardess
Fred Keating ...
Count Gregore Stephani
Adrienne Marden ...
Ann McKenna - Stewardess
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Mildred Stone ...
Ruth Bradford - Stewardess
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Horace Lander - Reservations Clerk
Clyde Dilson ...
Fat Richhauser
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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A very satisfying flight
29 April 2002 | by (Binghamton, New York) – See all my reviews

"Thirteen Hours by Air" is a fun little movie that's quick, surprising, and doesn't overstay its welcome. Mitchell Leisen, an underrated director, is usually associated with screwball comedy or romantic melodrama, and there's a little of each in this film, but it's a pleasant surprise to see that he can handle a brisk thriller as well. Like most movies featuring airplane trips, it includes a hodgepodge of characters involved in separate plots, but they blend together nicely, and the script includes a few neat twists that are bound to surprise anyone expecting the usual cliches. MacMurray and Bennett make an appealing team, ZaSu Pitts is, as usual, a joy, and the various airports are designed in an eye-catching art deco style. It's not a classic, but it's certainly a much better film than I expected, and it deserves to be rescued from whatever deep, dark closet it has been hidden in for too many years.


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