The story follows six midshipman after they graduate from Annapolis. Their goal is to become U.S. Navy pilots and three of them are eliminated at the San Diego Naval Base. The remaining ...
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A small country on the verge of bankruptcy is persuaded to enter the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics as a means of raising money. Either a masterpiece of absurdity or a triumph of satire, ... See full summary »
Two pathologists -- a veteran department head (Fredric March) whose perspective has been shaped by years of red tape and day-to-day frustrations, and his new assistant (Ben Gazarra), a ... See full summary »
Navy officers fall for Ann. She has her own plans. USS Pensacola is struck during a last dive drill, there is an attempt to rescue. The USS Dolphin (D-1) and her crew depart from ... See full summary »
The story follows six midshipman after they graduate from Annapolis. Their goal is to become U.S. Navy pilots and three of them are eliminated at the San Diego Naval Base. The remaining three undergo grueling weeks of training at Pensacole Florida, and one crashes. The remaining two get their "wings" and are sent back to San Diego as full-fledged "Sea Hawks", and prepare there for the first Honolulu flight.Written by
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SOUND The whir of racing blades The roar of speeding motors The whistle of passing wind-These will quicken your pulse in this thrilling tale of Knights of the Air. (Print Ad-The Evening Independent,((St. Petersburg, Fla.)) 21 January 1929)
Filmed mostly during late summer, specifically through late September, 1928. Most of the film was shot on location in San Diego. Anita Page was quoted in a contemporary report as saying that this was the first film for which she had spent most of the production on location. See more »
When Specs and Kewpie reunite with the others back at San Diego, Specs announces he's flying, but as a navigator. However, he is not wearing his silver Naval Observer wings on his uniform. See more »
Do you know the difference between a marlinspike and a mizzen topgallant fidblock?
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"Dedicated to the officers and men of Naval Aviation whose splendid co-operation made this production possible." See more »
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer released this as a totally silent movie. See more »
Sailing, Sailing (Over the Bounding Main)
Written by Godfrey Marks
(pseudonym of James Frederick Swift)
Played as part of the score often See more »
Two buddies in the Navy, Tommy (Ramon Novarro) and Steve (Ralph Graves) fall in love with the same girl--Anita (Anita Page). It starts a rivalry which slowly gets serious--can their friendship survive?
Very obvious (you KNOW how it's going to end) but pretty good. The story moves quickly, Graves is tall and handsome, Page is pretty and Novarro is just incredibly beautiful with his dark eyes blazing. The direction is very good and there is some truly unbelievable aerial footage. This was all done with the full cooperation of the Navy so we get to see what it was really like back in 1929.
No great shakes but a very good silent movie (with some sound effects here and there). Recommended.
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