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Danger Flight (1939)

Approved | | Adventure | 1 November 1939 (USA)
Tailspin Tommy is flying through a severe storm to deliver a payroll. What he doesn't know is that a gang of crooks is setting a trap for him in order to get their hands on the money.

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Paul Smith (as Jason Robards)
Tommy Baker ...
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Williams (as Edwin Parker)
Joseph E. Bernard ...
Brown (as Joe Bernard)
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Johnny
Walter Wills ...
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Tailspin Tommy is flying through a severe storm to deliver a payroll. What he doesn't know is that a gang of crooks is setting a trap for him in order to get their hands on the money.

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You're Crazy, Tommy, No Plane Can Hold Together in a Storm Like This! See more »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in New York City Wednesday 23 June 1948 on WATV (Channel 13) and in Los Angeles Monday 26 September 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

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Betty Lou: Tommy says it's as natural for kids today to want to fly as to swim or play football.
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Follows Tailspin Tommy in The Great Air Mystery (1935) See more »

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Go Tailspin!
10 November 2005 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

I'll admit, I enjoyed Danger Flight more than I care to admit. This tale, rather bizarrely nicely sliced into two stories, focuses on Tailspin Tommy Thompkins, a pilot who's not really a superhero, sometimes takes bad advice, falls into stupid traps, and fails to win any fights he's in. I guess this is what makes him so appealing. Anyways, this story essentially follows some dark shady character's attempt to steal the payroll shipment that Tommy is delivering. In the first half, we have a nifty story about how a kid named Whitey (!!) is reformed and how Tailspin is no good at flying at night! The second half, Tailspin falls for a stupid trap and has to rely on others (namely the police) to help get him out of the jam he's in. (he's conveniently knocked out). Full of funny process shots, hooty dialogue, (Betty: "The visibility is zero!" Chief: "Yeah, that's pretty low!") but has an amazing sense of heart and thrills about it, Danger Flight is a pleasant surprise!


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