The Skywayman (1920)

Captain Norman Craig returns from the Lafayette Escadrille as a shell-shocked veteran, suffering from amnesia. With the help of Dr. Wayne Leveridge, his girlfriend, Virginia, devises a plan to help him restore his memory.

Director:

James P. Hogan

Writers:

Jules Furthman (screenplay), Jules Furthman (story)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Ormer Locklear ... Capt. Norman
Louise Lovely ... Virginia Ames
Sam De Grasse ... Dr. Wayne Leveridge
Ted McCann Ted McCann ... William Elmer
Jack Brammall Jack Brammall ... Nobby Brooks
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Captain Norman Craig (Ormer Locklear) returns from the Lafayette Escadrille as a shell-shocked veteran, suffering from amnesia. Seeing him wandering around San Francisco, his girlfriend Virginia Ames (Louise Lovely), with the help of Dr. Wayne Leveridge (Sam De Grasse), devises a plan to help him restore his memory. Her family hires Craig to pursue a pair of supposed Russian thieves after the Ames jewels. The doctor, however, has plans to steal the jewels and wants Virginia for himself. An aerial chase ending with a tailspin and crash brings Craig back to his senses. He is able to thwart the doctor's schemes and finally remembers his girlfriend. Written by mahajanssen

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A story of life and thrills above the clouds. The greatest flyer ever known in the greatest romance ever filmed. (Print Ad- Newark Sunday Call, ((Newark, NJ)) 5 September 1920) See more »

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Principal photography on The Skywayman began on June 11, 1920 with DeMille Field 2 in Los Angeles as the main base of operations, although scenes were also shot in and around San Francisco. Despite Locklear's public claim that new stunts "more daring ever filmed" would be involved, the production would rely heavily on models and less on actual stunt flying. Two stunts, a church steeple being toppled by Locklear's aircraft and an aircraft-to-train transfer were both problematic and nearly ended in disaster. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood: Hazard of the Game (1980) See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

None

Release Date:

5 September 1920 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dans les nues See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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