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The Flying Fool (1929)

Passed | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | July 1929 (USA)
A man protective of his brother checks out the girl his brother is in love with, in order to see if she's the real thing or just trying to take advantage of him. Unfortunately, he winds up falling in love with her himself.

Director:

Tay Garnett

Writers:

Elliott J. Clawson (original story), Tay Garnett (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
William Boyd ... Bill Taylor
Marie Prevost ... Pat Riley
Tom O'Brien Tom O'Brien ... Tom Dugan
Russell Gleason ... Jimmy Taylor
Kate Bruce ... Mrs. Riley - Pat's Mother
Dan Wolheim Dan Wolheim ... Airport Manager
Dorothy Ward Dorothy Ward ... Mae Hopper
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Storyline

Bill Taylor, World War I flying ace is a hot-shot barnstormer, with his kid-brother, Jimmy, as one of his crew members. Jimmy falls in love with a nightclub singer, Pat Riley, and his older-brother thinks that Jimmy may be involved with a hard-bitten floozy and decides to check her out for himself. What he finds is a sweet and home-loving daughter working to provide for her sweet-and-loving mother. He falls for her, and this upsets the younger brother no end. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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All talking epic of the air! See more »


Certificate:

Passed
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Loucuras de um Aviador See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Pathé Exchange See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)| Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in New York City Sunday 30 April 1950 on WPIX (Channel 11). See more »

Soundtracks

If I Had My Way
(uncredited)
Music by George Green
Lyrics by George Waggner
Performed by Marie Prevost
Copyright 1929 Ager, Yellen and Bornstein
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Great romance/drama with theme song: "If I Had My Way"
9 September 1999 | by vitaphon-5See all my reviews

Early talkie drama. William Boyd loves his brother Jimmy and so he doesn't want a dame to give him the runaround. William Boyd falls in love with the girl(Marie Prevost) that his brother is in love after going out with her to make sure that her intentions are honorable. Marie Prevost sings the theme song "If I Had My Way" twice in the movie.


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