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Air Mail ()


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A group of air mail pilots risk their lives to deliver important mail through bad weather conditions.

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Mike Miller
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Ruth Barnes
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Duke Talbot
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'Slim' McCune (as 'Slim' Summerville)
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Irene Wilkins
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'Dizzy' Wilkins
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'Pop'
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Tony Dressel
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Tommy Bogan
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'Heinie' Kramer
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'Sleepy' Collins (as Tom Carrigan)
William Daly ...
'Tex' Lane
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Beal ...
Passenger to Kansas City (uncredited)
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Joe Barnes (uncredited)
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Medical Examiner (uncredited)
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Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Alene Carroll ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Pat Davis ...
Passenger Plane Pilot (uncredited)
Charles De La Motte ...
Passenger Plane Pilot (uncredited)
James Donlan ...
Passenger Passing Out Cigars (uncredited)
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Man with Radio Report (uncredited)
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Passenger Who'll Die on a Train (uncredited)
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John Montgomery (uncredited)
Lew Kelly ...
Drunken Passenger (uncredited)
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Passenger Writing Postcard (uncredited)
Beth Milton ...
Flight Attendant (uncredited)
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Airport Postal Worker (uncredited)
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Passenger (uncredited)
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Bus Driver with Lantern (uncredited)
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Airport Worker Yelling 'Crash Wagon' (uncredited)
Billy Thorpe ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Indian (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Ford

Written by

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Dale Van Every ... (story)
 
Frank Wead ... (story and screenplay)

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Carl Laemmle Jr. ... producer

Cinematography by

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Karl Freund

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Harry W. Lieb

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Scott R. Beal ... assistant director (uncredited)

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John P. Fulton ... special effects

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Cleo E. Baker ... miniatures (uncredited)

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Elmer Dyer ... stunt pilot (uncredited)
Jimmy James ... stunt pilot (uncredited)
Paul Mantz ... stunt pilot (uncredited)

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Elmer Dyer ... aerial photographer (uncredited)

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Gilbert Kurland ... music supervisor (uncredited)

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Carl Laemmle ... presenter
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Plot Summary

Level headed Mike Miller runs Desert Airport, an air mail base full of daring young pilots risking their lives to get the mail through-regardless of the weather. Following the death of one pilot in a horrific crash, Miller is forced to engage the wild and arrogant, yet skillful, Duke Talbot. When pilot Dizzy Wilkins crashes and dies in a storm, Talbot runs off with the young Mrs.Wilkins, leaving Miller to complete the last leg of Wilkins' mail run. Miller crashes on a mountain. Alive but in an inaccessible location, Miller tries to endure his injuries while futile attempts are made by air mail pilots to rescue him. Hearing of the impossibility of reaching Miller's crash site in time to save him, Talbot can't resist the challenge of trying an airborne rescue himself. Written by Gary Jackson

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Taglines "AIR MAIL" - THE EPIC THRILLER! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Airmail (United States)
  • Tête brûlée (France)
  • Hombres sin miedo (Spain)
  • Svemir se prolama (Croatia)
  • L'aeroporto del deserto (Italy)
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  • 84 min
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Budget $305,000 (estimated)

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Trivia First movie to feature an airplane-flying-through-a-hangar stunt, performed by stunt pilot Paul Mantz. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Beata Virgo Viscera (2018). See more »
Soundtracks Silent Night See more »
Quotes Duke Talbot: I'da made that flight to Paris but Lindy beat me to it.
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