Tail Spin (1939)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  19 February 1939 (USA)
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Flyer enters a cross-country aerial derby, becomes rival to a wealthy society flyer, competes in parachute jumps and has love affairs.



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Complete credited cast:
Trixie Lee
Gerry Lester
Lois Allen
Babe Dugan
Lt. Dick 'Tex' Price
Wally Vernon ...
Joan Valerie ...
Edward Norris ...
Speed Allen
J. Anthony Hughes ...
Al Moore
T.P. Lester
Mary Gordon ...
Mrs. Lee
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Robert Allen ...


Flyer enters a cross-country aerial derby, becomes rival to a wealthy society flyer, competes in parachute jumps and has love affairs.

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19 February 1939 (USA)  »

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Luftens amazoner  »

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Constance Bennett's role of Gerry Lester was originally intended for Loretta Young. See more »


Babe Dugan: You know, Louise had the queerest looking insides I ever saw.
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Are You in the Mood for Mischief?
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by Alice Faye
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Entertaining Little Soaper
9 October 2007 | by (Here) – See all my reviews

Quite a change of pace for an Alice Faye film. Gone are the glorious gowns and exotic locales, but instead we find our Miss Faye as an aviatrix, trying to make ends meet and win the Cleveland Air Races. Her arch rival is the society belle Gerry Lester, played with an arched eyebrow by Constance Bennett.

The performances are a bit overwrought, but that's part of the fun. Faye only gets one song in the final cut, but it's a great sultry number called "Are You in the Mood for Mischief?" Throw in an awkward slap fight in the powder room, a dash of tragedy, and you've got a fun cinematic soapie/tearjerker/stand up and cheer kind of film.

Basically an A-picture that plays like a B, with all the entertaining trappings that implies.

Joan Davis is great fun as the comic relief. Nice rainy-Saturday entertainment.

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