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Adventures of the Flying Cadets (1943)

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A group of flying cadets have to clear themselves of a murder charge, while trying to stop a traitorous scientist from selling secrets to the Nazis.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Downs ...
Cadet Danny Collins
Bobby Jordan ...
Cadet Jinx Roberts
Ward Wood ...
Cadet Scrapper McKay
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Cadet Zombie Parker (as Billy Benedict)
Eduardo Ciannelli ...
Kurt von Helger, alias Corby
Capt. Ralph Carson
Robert Armstrong ...
Arthur Galt, alias The Black Hangman
Jennifer Holt ...
Andre Mason
Charles Trowbridge ...
Maj. William Elliott [Ch. 1]
Joseph Crehan ...
Col. George Bolton [Chs. 1-2]
Addison Richards ...
A.J. 'Jack' Hill [Ch. 1]
Leyland Hodgson ...
Capt. Hartley - British Army [Ch. 6]
Ian Keith ...
Col. Lee [Chs. 9-13]
Philip Van Zandt ...
Herman Klott, alias Jack Hargrove [Chs. 5-8] (as Phil Van Zandt)
Joan Blair ...
Frau Klott, alias Mrs. Hargrove [Chs. 5-8]


Flying students Danny Collins, Jinx Roberts, Scrapper McKay and Zombie Parker are suspected of a series of murders perpetrated by a Nazi agent known as the Black Hangman. The latter is an engineer, Arthur Galt, who has disposed of several people who accompanied him on an expedition which located lost helium deposits in Africa. Galt has also imprisoned the remaining members of the expedition, Professor Mason and his daughter Andre. Galt plans to sell the helium to Germany through a Gestapo ring headed by Kurt von Heiger. The four cadets, thinking Galt is their friend, fly with him to Africa as they hope to track down Von Heiger, thinking he is the Black Hangman, and clear their own names of the murder charges. They are pursued to Africa by U.S. Army Intelligence officer Captain Ralph Carson. Written by Les Adams <>

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murder | africa | nazi | helium | expedition | See more »


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Release Date:

7 September 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aventuras de los cadetes aéreos  »

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| (13 episodes) | (Alpha Video Print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Chapter Titles: 1. The Black Hangman Strikes; 2. Menaced by Murderers; 3. Into the Flames; 4. The Door to Death; 5. Crashed in a Carter; 6. Rendezvous with Doom; 7. Gestapo Execution; 8. Masters of Treachery; 9. Wings of Destruction; 10. Caught in the Caves of An-Kar-Ban; 11. Hostages for Treason; 12. The Black Hangman Strikes Again; 13. The Toll of Treason. See more »


A.J. 'Jack' Hill [Ch. 1]: Who are you?
The Black Hangman: If an introduction is necessary, Herr Hill, let me introduce myself. I am the Schwarze Henker at your service.
A.J. 'Jack' Hill [Ch. 1]: Schwarze Henker? The Black Hangman!
The Black Hangman: Yes. But as you know, I have already eliminated the heads of two of your important war operations.
A.J. 'Jack' Hill [Ch. 1]: Then I suppose as the head of the Hill Aerial Corporation, I shall be Number Three.
The Black Hangman: Yes, unless you give me what I want.
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Here Come the Air Cadets
Music by Milton Rosen
Lyrics by Everett Carter
Performed over opening credits by a male chorus
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Not the best serial ever made but entertaining and compulsively watchable
29 June 2008 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Group of young men at a private flying school are angling toward a career in the army as fliers (Its during WW2). Into the mix comes the Black Hangman a Nazi agent who is killing industrialists and looking for the map to Ankaban a lost city in Africa. Moving from the airfield to the jungle this is a neat little movie that sucks you in and carries you along. Clearly Universal actually cared about this serial, something not always evident in some of their wartime chapter plays.To be certain it doesn't stand out as as one of the great serials of all time, it is however compulsively watchable as I found out when I put this on to watch a chapter or two and found myself five or six chapters in with out a thought. I really liked it. Plot wise I'm not sure if its a good thing that we know who the Black Hangman is in the second chapter (or first if you recognize the voice), I would have thought they could have used the masked villain to grater effect, but at the same time it is interesting that his Nazi masters clearly hold him in contempt and are planning on using him to their own ends.One doesn't usually get this many layers of good and bad guys. Definitely worth a look

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