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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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Gloria Phelps / Barbara Phelps
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Linda Joyce
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Craig Morrison
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Jinx Roberts
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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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was director Arthur Lubin's 5th and final Abbott and Costello film in 11 months. 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

Heathcliff: I gotta go home, I forgot something!
Blackie Benson: What'd you forget?
Heathcliff: I forgot to stay there!
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Featured in Abbott and Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld (1994) See more »

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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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High Flying Comedy.
26 October 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Abbott & Costello plays Blackie Benson & Heathcliff, two bumbling assistants to recently fired Air Show stunt pilot Jinx Roberts(played by Dick Foran). With nowhere else to go, they enlist in the Air Force sometime before WWII, where they proceed to turn it upside down with their wild antics. Martha Raye plays twins who cause confusion for the team when they are in a diner, and they are waitresses, then later when they go on a double date in the fun-house. Can they survive their training, and will the Air Force survive them? Funny comedy with good gags and tolerable songs. Does for the Air Force what "Buck Privates" did for the army; too bad about the navy though...


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