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Spies of the Air (1940)

 -  Adventure  -  3 July 1940 (USA)
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Set just before the outbreak of WWII, this is the story of a test pilot who works for the (unnamed) enemy. Made in 1939, by the time it was released in 1940, war had been declared.

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Set just before the outbreak of WWII, this is the story of a test pilot who works for the (unnamed) enemy. Made in 1939, by the time it was released in 1940, war had been declared. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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