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Air Devils (1938)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Romance | 13 May 1938 (USA)
Two daredevil pilots go after the same girl.


John Rawlins


Harold Buckley (original story "The Fighting Marines"), Harold Buckley (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview:
Larry J. Blake ... John P. 'Horseshoe' Donovan (as Larry Blake)
Dick Purcell ... Percy 'Slats' Harrington
Beryl Wallace ... Marcia Bradford
Mamo Clark ... Lolano
Minerva Urecal ... Miss Margaret Price
Charles Brokaw ... Tom Mordant
Forbes Murray ... Capt. Hawthorne
LeRoy Mason ... Robert Walker
Paul Sutton ... Holo
Al Kikume ... Don Kahano
Michael Visaroff ... The President
Billy Wayne Billy Wayne ... Sgt. Jennings


Two bickering ex-marine pilots, "Horseshoe" Donovan (Larry Blake) and "Slats" Harrrington, looking for further adventures, following their discharge from the Marine Corps. sign on as flying policeman for the dictator of a banana-republic south sea island during a rebellion against El Presidento (Michael Visaroff) and his hirelings. Between fighting over the same girl, Marcia Bradford, who may not be what she appears to be, they soon realize they are on the wrong side of the conflict. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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She Was The Island Girl Of Their Dreams... But they couldn't sleep worrying about her!


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Release Date:

13 May 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flygpolisens hjältar See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Not very engaging story of police fighting saboteurs and each other
3 August 2006 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

Sub-par run of the mill story about two guys in love with the same woman...sort of. Second billed Dick Purcell is the star of this mish mash of comedy action, romance and espionage. Purcell is a private in an island constabulary who is jealous of his friend, "Horseshoe", who won great acclaim when he bombed a villain's hide out. There's fun and games as the two men try to out do each other. The constabulary is attempting to provide protection for the building over a dangerous swamp, however a band of bad guys wants to stop the bridge and so they move from sniping at the workers to burning down the storage shed. Its a mess as the movie doesn't know whether its serious,or a comedy or what the real plot of the film is. Its not bad so much as unengaging, which is a shame since this movie really looks good and has a wonderful old Hollywood sense of place. But to be honest 15 minutes in I lost interest and while the DVD ran to the end I wasn't much paying attention. If I ran across it on TV and there wasn't anything else on I'd try it again, but other than that this is a well made misfire.

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