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Father Takes the Air (1951)

Passed | | Comedy | 17 June 1951 (USA)
This entry in Monogram's "Latham Family Series" finds Barbara Latham (M'liss McClure), the daughter of Henry Latham (Raymond Walburn),taking temporary charge of a small flying-school, which... See full summary »

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Raymond Walburn ...
Walter Catlett ...
Mayor Colton
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David Latham
Florence Bates ...
Minerva Bobbin
Barbara Brown ...
Mrs. Latham
M'liss McClure ...
Barbara Latham
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Bob
Georgie Nokes ...
Georgie Colton (as George Nokes)
Carl Milletaire ...
Bennett
Tom Dugan ...
Benny
Billy Bletcher ...
Haggarly
Maxine Semon ...
Miss Wells
Don Hicks ...
Twitchell
Joan Valerie ...
Blonde
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This entry in Monogram's "Latham Family Series" finds Barbara Latham (M'liss McClure), the daughter of Henry Latham (Raymond Walburn),taking temporary charge of a small flying-school, which whets her father's appetite to resume his flying career, dormant since the end of World War One. Mayor Colton (Walter Catlett), also a WWI flyer, gets the same urge. They make a bet as to which one will make the first solo flight, and when Latham wins, Colton uses his mayoral influence to get Latham arrested and fined the amount of the wager. Later, unknowing to them, they take a contract to fly a much-wanted criminal to Las Vegas, but forget to refuel the airplane. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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One for M'liss McClure fans!
28 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

The last of the "Father" film series, this Monogram "B"-grader will entertain only the most undemanding viewers. True, the photography, assisted by actual location filming, is unusually bright and sparkling for a Monogram effort, but all other production credits are totally uninteresting. Frank McDonald's direction is especially dull. The script has been poorly constructed: A long introduction and an equally long anti-climax surround a ten-minute episode in which a bank robber is captured. The acting – especially of the two hammy principals, Walburn and Catlett – leaves a lot to be desired, although M'liss McClure as Barbara Latham (her second fling at Barbara and her final of four movie appearances) is reasonably attractive.


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