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Bogart Rogers (story) and
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Release Date:
30 April 1936 (USA) See more »
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Fred MacMurray ... Jack Gordon

Joan Bennett ... Felice Rollins

Zasu Pitts ... Miss Harkins

John Howard ... Freddie Scott - Co-Pilot
Benny Bartlett ... Waldemar Pitt III (as Bennie Bartlett)
Grace Bradley ... Trixie La Brey
Alan Baxter ... Curtis Palmer

Brian Donlevy ... Dr. James L. Evarts
Ruth Donnelly ... Vi Johnson - Stewardess
Fred Keating ... Count Gregore Stephani
Adrienne Marden ... Ann McKenna - Stewardess

Dean Jagger ... Hap Waller
Mildred Stone ... Ruth Bradford - Stewardess
Jack Mulhall ... Horace Lander - Reservations Clerk
Clyde Dilson ... Fat Richhauser
Dennis O'Keefe ... Baker - Co-Pilot (as Bud Flannagan)
Granville Bates ... Pop Andrews
Bruce Warren ... Tex Doyle - Pilot

Marie Prevost ... Waitress in Omaha
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henry Arthur ... Assistant Clerk (uncredited)
Paul Barrett ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Edward Biby ... Man in Hall (uncredited)
John Juettner ... Co-Pilot (uncredited)
Ed Schaefer ... Harry (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Chicago Airport Pharmacist (uncredited)
Gertrude Short ... Waitress in Omaha (uncredited)
Arthur Singley ... Pete Stevens - Radio Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Mitchell Leisen 
Writing credits
Bogart Rogers (story "Wild Wings") and
Frank Mitchell Dazey (story "Wild Wings")

Bogart Rogers (screenplay) and
Kenyon Nicholson (screenplay)

Produced by
E. Lloyd Sheldon .... producer
Cinematography by
Theodor Sparkuhl 
Film Editing by
Doane Harrison 
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier 
John B. Goodman 
Set Decoration by
A.E. Freudeman 
Sound Department
Louis Mesenkop .... sound
M.M. Paggi .... sound
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... special photographic effects
Gordon Jennings .... special photographic effects
Music Department
Heinz Roemheld .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Irvin Talbot .... conductor (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Thirteen Hours by Air" - USA (original title)
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80 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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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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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A very satisfying flight, 29 April 2002
Author: cygnus58 from Binghamton, New York

"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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