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Commercial pilot Jim Blair is blackballed after his plane crashes in a thunderstorm. Depressed, he begins working as a bank teller until he meets beautiful Jill Collins, a barnstorming parachutist working with her daredevil pilot brother. Jim's immediately attracted, and when her brother's killed in a freak crash, he reveals his past to her and volunteers to replace her dead sibling in their air carnival act. As they tour throughout the Southwest, their affection turns physically intimate when they're on the road as they characteristically sleep in adjoining hotel rooms. Jill wants marriage but is resisted by Jim, who believes that his risky lifestyle precludes the luxury of a wife and family. When Jim's brother Bud joins them, he too is immediately attracted to Jill but respects his brother's relationship, However, after another freak accident puts Jim in the hospital for a prolonged convalescence, Jim returns to find them married and in bed together. Angry and bitter, he becomes a ...Written by
Find out why this world-famous adventurer carries a wedding ring that has never been worn...Why he will never go back to the town he started from!...Why his own brother never speaks his name! (Print Ad- Plattsburg Daily Republican, ((Plattsburg, NY)) 9 June 1933) See more »
The airplane depicted as having crashed at the beginning of the film is a Ford Trimotor, registration NC127H. However, this number belonged (and as of 2018 still does) to a 1929 Curtis Robin. The squadron of biplanes shown taking off simultaneously for the search are Boeing P-12s. In that sequence, a twin-engine biplane can be seen, which is a rare glimpse of a Keystone LB-7, of which only 18 were made and was used as a light bomber by the U.S. Army Air Corps. See more »
The Amarillo and Havana airports show significant mountain ranges in the background. However, both airports are situated in areas that are geographically very flat with no mountains to be seen for hundreds of miles. See more »
[to an injured Jim coming off the train]
Well, you're looking fine, Jim... considering.
Neil 'Bud' Blaine:
Considering what didn't get broken, got bent, eh!
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Central Airport is the story of a pilot named Jim (Richard Barthelmess) who has one bad flight in over 4000 hours and is forced to give up commercial flying. He meets a beautiful girl named Jill (Sally Eilers) and the two start up an act involving flying and stunts. The two start a relationship, but when Jim is hurt, his brother (Tom Brown) takes over the act for a while and falls for his brother's girlfriend. From there, things get exciting and terribly terribly sad.
This film is a pre-code because of several reasons. First, Jim and Jill have consummated their relationship without being married and with no intention of having a wedding. Second, Eilers is shown in her underwear, and absolutely restricted scene when the Production Code came into effect.
This film does not skimp on the dramatic love triangle and in consequence ends bittersweetly.
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