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Keep 'Em Flying (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, War | 28 November 1941 (USA)
When a barnstorming stunt pilot decides to join the air corps, his two goofball assistants decide to go with him. Since the two are Abbott & Costello, the air corps doesn't know what it's in for.

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When a barnstorming stunt pilot decides to join the air corps, his two goofball assistants decide to go with him. Since the two are Abbott & Costello, the air corps doesn't know what it's in for.

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As co-pilots they're co-riots...and you'll roar as they soar in a record-wrecking flight to NEW sky-heights of hilarity! (original print ad) See more »

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Comedy | Music | War

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28 November 1941 (USA)  »

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Up in the Air  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

For the torpedo chase, Lou Costello did his shots in front of a rear-projection screen. For the long shots it's Pat Costello, Lou's brother, doubling him. See more »

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When Benson and Heathcliff's plane lands, it is without landing gear in an area where no planes are near. When Heathcliff gets out of the plane, it is upright, indicating that landing gear is present, and other planes surround theirs. See more »

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Blackie Benson: Heathcliff! Where are you taking that torpedo?
Heathcliff: I'm not taking it, it's takin' *me*!
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Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »

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I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
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Music by George Bassman
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Sung by Carol Bruce (uncredited) at the Manila Club
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Classic Bud & Lou in the military
10 April 2003 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

KEEP 'EM FLYING (1941) *** Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Martha Raye. One of A&C's very best: the boys as bumbling airfield jockeys and Raye as their identical twin girlfriends. Very funny bits including the first encounter with Raye(s) and the air finale.


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