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Won in the Clouds (1928)

Biplane pilots and robbers battle over a family diamond mine in South Africa.

Director:

Bruce Mitchell

Writers:

Otis Turner (story), Carl Krusada (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Al Wilson ... Art Blake
Helen Foster ... Grace James
Frank Rice ... Percy Hogan
George B. French ... Dr. Cecil James (as George French)
Joseph Bennett Joseph Bennett ... Portuguese Jack Woods (as Joe Bennett)
Albert Prisco ... Bangula
Myrtis Crinley Myrtis Crinley ... Mira
Frank Tomick Frank Tomick ... Henchman
Roy Wilson Roy Wilson ... Henchman
Ivan Unger Ivan Unger ... Henchman (as Evan Unger)
Red Sly Red Sly ... Henchman
Art Goebel Art Goebel ... Sam Highflyer
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Biplane pilots and robbers battle over a family diamond mine in South Africa.

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Ignore Martin Hafer's Review. He didnt see the movie.
17 May 2019 | by arfdawg-1See all my reviews

I really can't take reviews like Martin Hafer's who reviews as if he never saw the movie. No where in the film do they claim this is South Africa or Rhodesia. Nor do they say natives are dying of some unspecific disease.

Further there isn't really anything polically incorrect about the movie. This guy is a clown.

Anyway, the print I screened was pretty bad. I have a feeling it was taped off a film that was projected into a video camera. It detracts fromt the movie, but surprsingly, for a movie with no stars I know and a pretty low budget, it's fairly decent



When the film begins, you hear about a bunch of natives dying because of an outbreak of some disease. It's supposed to either be in South Africa or Rhodesia...they aren't specific. But what IS obvious is that it wasn't made there because the film talks about these natives speaking Swahili...and they don't speak that language in either country. That language is common to the Tanzania/Uganda/Kenya area and it looks like someone forgot to do their homework. Having spent quite a bit of time in South Africa, I noticed this right away...but most viewers from Western countries probably won't care.

The story is about some crooks running a diamond mine for some rich guy living in Cape Town. The rich guy realizes that something is up at the mine and sends his son to investigate. However, instead of being a typical mine owner's son, he's a bit of an action hero--and soon makes an INSANE leap from a car to an airplane to head to the mine! This isn't the only completely loony airplane stunt and the film is filled with angry natives, disease, backstabbing and punches. It's not exactly high art, but it is non-stop and entertaining!


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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

22 April 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den flyvende detektiv See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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