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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
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Mr. Burdett
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Dick Allerton
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Flynn
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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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Use of Hughes H-1 Racer in RKO movie
16 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw Men Against the Sky on TCM. Has anyone ever commented on the use of the Hughes H-1 racer as the experimental plane in that picture? Hughes broke the land speed record with it in 1935, reaching the amazing, for that time, speed of 350+ mph. The movie was made in 1940. I assume the shots in the film were taken during the testing of the H-1 five years earlier. That plane is now in the Smithsonian. I was surprised that no mention of this use ever came out during the publicity for the Hughes Biopic, The Aviator. Men Against the Sky was an RKO picture, and I think Howard Hughes was connected the that studio. There was no mention of Hughes in the closing credits of the film. Paul Mantz, noted movie pilot was the aviation consultant on the film.


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