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Murder in the Clouds (1934)

Approved | | Mystery, Romance | 15 December 1934 (USA)
Bob "three star" is the hotshot pilot for Trans America Lines. When he is not flying for the airlines, he can get into trouble doing aerobatics over the field. His main squeeze is Judy ... See full summary »

Director:

D. Ross Lederman

Writers:

Roy Chanslor (story), Dore Schary (story) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Lyle Talbot ... 'Three Star' Bob Halsey
Ann Dvorak ... Judy Wagner
Gordon Westcott ... George Wexley
Robert Light ... Tom Wagner
George Cooper ... Wings Mahoney
Charles C. Wilson ... Lackey (as Charles Wilson)
Henry O'Neill ... John Brownell
Russell Hicks ... Taggart
Arthur Pierson ... Jason
Edward McWade ... Clement Williams
Clay Clement ... Flight Commander
Eddie Shubert ... Eddie
Wheeler Oakman ... Joe
Nick Copeland Nick Copeland ... Accomplice
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Bob "three star" is the hotshot pilot for Trans America Lines. When he is not flying for the airlines, he can get into trouble doing aerobatics over the field. His main squeeze is Judy Wagner, a stewardess for the airlines. Tom Wagner, her younger brother has just started flying for the line. Tom and Bob are to fly on a secret mission to carry a scientist with a new high explosive mixture to Washington. Unfortunately, Jason, secretary to Mr. Lackey, is working for a secret foreign power and hears about the flight. This causes Bob to get jumped before the flight so another pilot, George, volunteers to take Bob's place. When the plane explodes in flight, there is a race between government agents to get the mixture back and the bad guys to get the mixture out of the country. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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It reaches a new high in non-stop suspense! (Print Ad- Kyle News, ((Kyle, Tex.)) 4 January 1935)

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Mystery | Romance

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American Film Institute Catalog of Feature Films (1931-40) lists Edward McWade as Pilot Saunders, but in the film itself McWade plays Clement Williams, the important plane passenger, and Pilot Saunders is played by up-and-coming young actor Bill Elliott (aa Wild Bill Elliott). See more »

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I'll String Along with You
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played during the carnival scene
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B movie
20 July 2010 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

A Mickey Finn saves Lyle Talbot from "Murder in the Clouds" in this 1934 B movie from Warner Brothers. Talbot plays a daring pilot named 3-Star, who is capable of great stunts in the air. His boss chooses him to transport a secret weapon; but the situation is manipulated so that his harmless drink is spiked, and two other men go up in his place, one of whom is the brother of his girlfriend (Ann Dvorak).

Not very realistic but some really fun aerial scenes and a good cast. The film moves quickly and isn't overly long. I remember Lyle Talbot from his TV days when I was growing up, and I love seeing him in these early films. He lived to be 94 years old, which is pretty impressive. A long and prolific career.

Enjoyable.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Crime das Nuvens See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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