Fugitive in the Sky (1936)

Approved  |   |  Action, Drama, Mystery  |  28 November 1936 (USA)
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Reporter Terry Brewer goes to the Los Angeles airport to say goodbye to his sweetheart, airline hostess Rita Moore. He notices G-Man Mike Phelan among the passengers and assuming Phelan is ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Muir ...
Gordon Oliver ...
Johnny Martin
Howard Phillips ...
Wini Shaw ...
Autumn Day (as Winifred Shaw)
Mary Treen ...
Agatha Ormsby
Mike Phelan - aka Roger Johnson
Ramon Duval (as Gordon Elliott)
Nedda Harrigan ...
Mrs. Katie Tristo
John Kelly ...
Kid Couch
Joe Cunningham ...
Don Barclay ...
Ronald DeWitt
Charley Foy ...
Steve Fanning (as Charles Foy)
Spencer Charters ...
Henry Staeger


Reporter Terry Brewer goes to the Los Angeles airport to say goodbye to his sweetheart, airline hostess Rita Moore. He notices G-Man Mike Phelan among the passengers and assuming Phelan is on the trail of a criminal, decides to go along to get a story. When the plane makes a stop in New Mexico, passenger Mrs. Tristo buys a hunting knife from an Indian. Late that night, a shadowy figure approaches the sleeping Ramon Duval and plunges a knife into his heart. Phelan assumes charge of the situation and begins to question the passengers. Wanda Terrell, who is wanted-fugitive Killer Madsen in drag disguise, holds up Phelan and announces he is now running the show. He orders pilot Bob White to head the plane to Evansville, Indiana, Masden's hometown. When Rita offers Masden a cup of coffee, which includes a powerful sleeping potion, the suspicious Masden exchanges cups with co-pilot Johnnie Martin who passes out. The annoyed Masden knocks out pilot White and Rita is forced to take over the ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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28 November 1936 (USA)  »

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Fugindo nos Ares  »

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Biplanes are shown in flight sent to rescue the passengers and crew, but when two land, they are monoplanes. See more »


Mrs. Katie Tristo: How much?
Albuqerque indian: Three dollars.
Mrs. Katie Tristo: Three dollars? Why that's terribly expensive!
Albuqerque indian: Good knife, you no want, give back.
Mrs. Katie Tristo: You wont even haggle will you? Someone told me I simply must haggle when dealing with an Indian.
Albuqerque indian: Indian no haggle!
Mrs. Katie Tristo: Very well, I'll take it. Here you are my good man, three dollars.
Albuqerque indian: Nine cents more. Sales tax. Government no haggle either!
Mrs. Katie Tristo: You Indians!
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16 October 2005 | by (Hartford, CT) – See all my reviews

I was flipping through channels and happened to catch this gem last night on TCM. I don't normally enjoy the older movies at all, not even the highly rated stuff. Usually when I see b&w I just keep on flipping. Something about FITS caught my attention and I was rewarded with many laughs. My rating is based simply on the laugh-a-minute, old-school dialog. It's too bad people don't still speak this way. A lost art, I guess. 'Killer' Madsen is the sort of criminal we just don't see enough of these days. The other main characters were also quite entertaining, and the fella with John Kerry's eyebrows was a particular favorite for me. Alls I can say is that I found FITS to be full of humor (whether it was meant to be that way or not) and I'd like to see more like it, See?

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