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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! They've got the whole Army Air Corps in a sky-high uproar... and sweeping the nation in fun-formation! See more »

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Comedy | Music | War

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Passed | See all certifications »
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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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Maj. Robert Scott was more than just the "technical advisor" for this film. As the base commander at Cal Aero, the training facility in Ontario, CA, where this film was shot, he would not permit a civilian to perform the scene where a training aircraft is taxied fast through a series of four hangars, which were built end-to-end. In his book, "The Day I Owned the Sky", Scott (author of the book on which God Is My Co-Pilot (1945) is based) revealed that he performed the stunt himself. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Blackie Benson: No, you don't want to drink. Remember, every time you go into a barroom, the Devil goes in with you.
Heathcliff: If he does, he buys his own drink.
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References Buck Privates (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Pig Foot Pete
(1941)
Lyrics by Don Raye
Music by Gene de Paul
Sung by Martha Raye (uncredited) and The Six Hits (uncredited) in the USO Hall
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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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