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Air-Tight (1931)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 9 May 1931 (USA)
The gang builds a glider.

Director:

George Stevens

Writer:

H.M. Walker (dialogue)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
David Sharpe ... Dave
Gertrude Messinger ... Gertie
Mary Kornman ... Mary
Mickey Daniels ... Mickey
Betty Bolen ... Betty
Grady Sutton ... Alabam
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Storyline

The college aerial club is at the airfield to inaugurate a new glider. Alabam gets a lot of teasing for being a "land lizard," never wanting to fly. Mary takes him aside to boost his spirits and offers to take his photo if he'll sit on a glider parked nearby. Dave is ready to take the club's glider up, but Mickey hooks the wrong rope to his car and pulls Alabam into the air. He hasn't a clue what to do; below, Mickey and Dave try to shout instructions while the glider's owner gives chase. What goes up . . . Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Short

Certificate:

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Trivia

Seventh of fifteen shorts in "The Boy Friends" 2-reel comedy series released from 1930 to 1932. See more »

Quotes

The Glider Owner-Pilot: What's the big idea?
Alabam: Well, I was just sitting there, trying to look dreamy.
The Glider Owner-Pilot: Dreamy? Why, you look unconscious!
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Connections

Follows Bigger and Better (1930) See more »

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Up In The Air, Junior Birdman
16 September 2020 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Mary Kornman persuades Grady Sutton to take the glider the gang has built up. Unfortunately, they can't figure out how to get him down.

THE BOY FRIENDS can be thought of as "Our Gang Become Teenagers", and it was built around original Rascals Mickey Daniel and Mary Kornman. George Stevens got his promotion from cameraman to director Gertrude Messinger and Grady Sutton were added to the bunch, and the skilled Hal Roach writers went to work.... but it was never really a great series, alas,. Still, it's good, and Charlie Hall as the put-upon gilder pilot helps.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Boy Friends: Air-Tight See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (A Victor Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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