Mickey Lofton, young half-brother of famed war-aviator Jerry, fails in his attempt to enter the Canadian Air Corps, because of his fear of thunderstorms developed by an incident in his ... See full summary »

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Rosalind Keith ...
Molly McGuire
William Janney ...
Mickey Lofton
George Regas ...
Fernando, Moran's Henchman
Henry Otho ...
Sgt. Phalen
Richard Cramer ...
Moran, Jones' Henchman
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Raoul McGuire (as Jason Robards)
Joseph W. Girard ...
Col. A.C. Clayton, Flight Surgeon (as Joseph Girard)
Glen Boles ...
Cecil Dunbar, Mickey's Pal
Delmar Watson ...
Mickey Lofton, as a Boy
Ed Cassidy ...
Leif Baxter, Dispatcher (as Edward Cassidy)
Russell Hicks ...
Capt. Morton
Rosa Turich ...
Carla the McGuire Maid
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Terrell
Larry Steers ...
Jones
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Mickey Lofton, young half-brother of famed war-aviator Jerry, fails in his attempt to enter the Canadian Air Corps, because of his fear of thunderstorms developed by an incident in his boyhood days. Jerry, now a Captain in the U.S. Department of Justice, is given an assignment to capture some border oil smugglers. Through his friendship with Raoul McGuire, one of the suspects, Jerry is accepted as a member of the gang. Mickey is in love with Raoul's sister, Molly. Gang leader Moran shoots and wounds Raoul, and is himself shot down by Jerry. Mickey flies Molly and her wounded brother to a hospital. Jerry takes off in another plane to guard Mickey's craft from a pursuing airplane, and crashes his plane into the gangster's plane but parachutes to safety. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A DYNAMIC DRAMA OF THE OIL FIELDS WITH SENSATIONAL SKY AND LAND BATTLES! (original poster - all caps)


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2 December 1937 (USA)  »

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This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. See more »

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A mess
25 March 2006 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

Mickey Braun. a young man who is in the jet core has "storm phobia" and all of a sudden is yanked out of service, so begins "Clipped Wings" a film that dives headfirst into ridiculousness shortly after it's dramatic beginning. Shortly after he's kicked out, he meets a girl, Molly and her shifty ex-pilot brother Raoul, played so feyly by Jason Robards (!!) you almost feel he's playing Paul Lynde. Soon, Paul Lynde.. er. Robards gets a telegram, and has to get back to his country home But Molly is suspicious of his brother, so Mickey and Molly (!!) decide to follow Raoul back to the country house to see what's going on. From there it's anyone's guess what the hell is happening. There's an oil smuggling ring going on, an FBI agent who is undercover with the gang, the even seedier leader of the gang, the Mexican assistant and so on. So much plot is going on, and so much stuff is thrown at you, and sort of left dangling (whatever became of the oil smuggling operation?) that you're beyond caring. It doesn't help that the Big Action Sequence at the end with two planes winds up duller than a door knob. I think it's best said during s sequence when one of the bad guys goes off, Molly asks Mickey, "Where's he going?" Mickey says, "I Don't Know". Exactly how I feel about this movie..


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