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Now We're in the Air (1927)

Wally and Ray are cousins intent upon getting the fortune of their Scotch gran-dad, an aviation nut. They become mixed-up with the U. S. flying corps and are wafted over the enemy lines in ... See full summary »

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Frank R. Strayer
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Cast

Cast overview:
Wallace Beery ... Wally
Raymond Hatton ... Ray
Russell Simpson ... Lord Abercrombie McTavish
Louise Brooks ... Griselle / Grisette
Emile Chautard ... Monsieur Chelaine
Malcolm Waite ... Prof. Saenger
Duke Martin Duke Martin ... Top sergeant
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Wally and Ray are cousins intent upon getting the fortune of their Scotch gran-dad, an aviation nut. They become mixed-up with the U. S. flying corps and are wafted over the enemy lines in a runaway balloon. Through misunderstanding they are honored as heroes of the enemy forces, and sent back to the U. S. lines to spy. Here they are captured and almost shot, but everything ends happily. Written by Pamela Short

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As a couple of boob aero-nuts, drafted into the aviation service, Beery and Hatton soar the heights of nonsensical fun. (Print Ad- Banner-Herald, ((Athens, Ga.)) 12 February 1928) See more »

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Comedy

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23 minutes of this film has been discovered, and will be shown at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival. See more »

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Fragmented Comedy
23 June 2017 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

Only 2 of 6 reels exist of this picture and consists of bits and pieces of 3 segments consisting of a total of 22 minutes. It was restored by the Czech equivalent of our Library of Congress and is mottled and has burn marks in spots.

What is here is very funny, hilarious in spots. It makes you wish you could see the whole film. Beery and Hatton play well off each other, as though they were a seasoned comedy team. It is WWI, and in one segment they find themselves on a target range, and they think the soldiers yelling at them are chasing them, instead of trying to warn them. Then later they are in a European circus and unwittingly hijack a hot air balloon. Louise Brooks appears briefly in the circus segment. The balloon takes them over enemy lines, with comic results. Then the film abruptly stops.

It was shown at the Mostly Lost Festival at the Library of Congress, 6/16/17.


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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

22 October 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dois Águias do Ar See more »

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Gross USA:

$471,268
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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