Brothers Monte and Ray leave Oxford to join the Royal Flying Corps. Ray loves Helen; Helen enjoys an affair with Monte; before they leave on their mission over Germany they find her in still another man's arms.
Two brothers attending Oxford enlist with the RAF when World War I breaks out. Roy and Monte Rutledge have very different personalities. Monte is a freewheeling womanizer, even with his brother's girlfriend Helen. He also proves to have a yellow streak when it comes to his Night Patrol duties. Roy is made of strong moral fiber and attempts to keep his brother in line. Both volunteer for an extremely risky two man bombing mission for different reasons. Monte wants to lose his cowardly reputation and Roy seeks to protect his brother. Their assignment to knock out a strategic German munitions facility is a booming success, but with a squadron of fighters bearing down on them afterwards, escape seems unlikely.Written by
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249 feet of film was shot for every foot used in the final cut. See more »
The 'German bomber' is actually a Sikorsky S-29-A, an American aircraft - the only one made, first flown in 1924 (and last flown in 1929 when it crashed and was destroyed in making this film). It evidently stands in for a Gotha heavy bomber - the G.III, G.IV or G.V. See more »
I wanna be free! I wanna be gay and have fun! Life's short. And I wanna live while I'm alive!
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Original British version was heavily edited (over 30 min.) to gain an A rating. See more »
An early epic film,that enthralled the audiences of the day.
I saw this film (movie) in about 1933 and still remember every scene. Without the use of bad language it conveyed the fear,excitement,and gallantry of the time. The German evil was perhaps overplayed,but it was made just a very few years after the War. The flying scenes were dramatic and at least as effective as any made in recent years.
Is it possible to obtain a copy?if so where.
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