STREAMLINED FOR THRILLS! Romance and excitement rocket through the skies at 3000 miles an hour...as America's famous flying hero zooms across the Atlantic on a non-stop flight to smash all records for speed and thrills! See more »
In the 1920s and 30s, the types of heroes that the public latched onto were quite different than today. A great example were aviators. Nowadays, no one cares much about pilots but back in the day, they were among the most celebrated folks of the day. Take the stars of "Atlantic Flight", Dick Merrill and Jack Lambie. While it's obvious they couldn't act (particularly Merrill), they landed these roles because they were real life pilot and co-pilot who set some flying records. In fact, their life-saving flight at the end of this very dull film is taken from their real life Atlantic flight. And to give the two an excuse to do this, a friend is injured in a wreck and the doctor intones "If he were in England, he might have a chance"...and the pair race there to return with some serum. The bottom line is that although Merrill and Lambie's exploits were exciting in real life, they sure aren't here!! Tiny Monogram Studio tried but failed in making these guys matinée idols...and I can easily see why.
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