A group of pilots and their planes are arriving at an air strip in New York City to do some flights for the public. One of the pilots, Freddy Richmond, is in love with a young groupie named...
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A group of pilots and their planes are arriving at an air strip in New York City to do some flights for the public. One of the pilots, Freddy Richmond, is in love with a young groupie named Dottie. However, Dottie feels Freddy's flying is too conventional, and she loves the thrill of the more dangerous flying of Jack and Bill, who are renowned as the worst pilots in the group. To make names for themselves, Jack and Bill announce that they will make an around the world attempt, while in reality they will fly off, hide out for a few days, then arrive back from the opposite direction. Their trip gains greater notoriety as Dottie stows away in their plane. As Jack, Bill and Dottie tell of their exotic adventures of various locations around the globe, will their fraud be discovered? Written by
Nice two-reeler from Warner features Dorothy Lee playing a stowaway who gets aboard a "round the world" trip with a couple pilots (Arthur & Morton Havel) who are just playing a scam. Once the plane reaches the ground and the media are fooled by the gag, the young lady sings about the various places they've been. PLANE CRAZY certainly isn't going to go down in history as a masterpiece but for those of you like myself who enjoy these shorts it should at least keep you entertained. This is a pretty weird musical as there's quite a bit of story built around it and I think there's actually more story than songs. The Havel brothers and their routine was a little interesting and we did get one good bit at the start dealing with how much it costs for people to go up and down in their plane. I thought Lee was incredibly charming in her role as she certainly came across very good natured and she was someone I would have liked to have seen more of. Her voice wasn't the greatest but it wasn't bad enough to where it hurt the film. The musical numbers themselves were pretty much by the numbers and it's doubtful you'll be singing any of them when the films over with.
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