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Men Against the Sky (1940)

Approved | | Drama | 6 September 1940 (USA)

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Phil Mercedes
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Martin Ames
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Dan McLean
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Kay Mercedes, aka Kay Green
Granville Bates ...
Mr. Burdett
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Mr. Grant
Donald Briggs ...
Dick Allerton
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Lee Bonnell ...
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It appears that the actual airport scenes were shot at Grand Central Air Terminal in Glendale, Ca. Howard Hughes had a hangar there which is logical as actual footage shows him in the HR-1. See more »

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Small Plane Drama
27 June 2015 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

After he gets flying drunk, daredevil aviator Richard Dix (as Phil Mercedes) gets his plane smashed. The once popular stunt-man loses his license and livelihood. Fortunately, his pretty sister Wendy Barrie (as Kay) knows the well-oiled Dix is a fine engineer. His designs could save the aircraft manufacturing company owned by Edmund Lowe (as Dan McLean). Chief engineer Kent Taylor (as Martin "Marty" Ames) works there, and he is Ms. Barrie's love interest. Some of the aviation footage is exciting, especially the opening crash, but "Men against the Sky" is otherwise quite dull. The leading man disappears for long stretches, gets no romantic interest, and participates in an odd stunt. The ending leaves Dix and the film up in the air.

**** Men against the Sky (1940-09-06) Leslie Goodwins ~ Richard Dix, Kent Taylor, Wendy Barrie, Edmund Lowe


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