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Sky Giant (1938)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 22 July 1938 (USA)
Given the job of training young pilots for important post-war cargo flights, hard-boiled Col. Stockton forces ex-officer Stag Cahill back into the military to be his aide at the academy. ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Capt. W.R. 'Stag' Cahill
... Kenneth 'Ken' Stockton
... Meg Lawrence
... Col. Cornelius Stockton
... 'Fergie' Ferguson
... Joe R. Weldon
Max Hoffman Jr. ... Cadet Brown (scenes deleted)
... Edna, the Colonel's Secretary (as Vicki Lester)
... Cadet Thompson
Eddie Marr ... Cadet Austin (as Edward Marr)
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Given the job of training young pilots for important post-war cargo flights, hard-boiled Col. Stockton forces ex-officer Stag Cahill back into the military to be his aide at the academy. Complications arise when Stockton's son Kenneth arrives for training and Stockton, believing his son to be a slackard, looks for an excuse to drop him from the program. Rivalry develops between Stag and Ken as well, as they fall for the same girl. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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A heart throb for every pulse beat! (original poster) See more »


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Aventura en el cielo  »

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Airplanes in order of their appearance include a Northrop Gamma 2D-2 (s/n 12, NC2111); American Airlines' Douglas DST-217 "Flagship Washington" (s/n 1976, N18144) [note: door is on right side vs traditional left - an AA specification]; a Ryan ST-A (NC16039); a Fairchild 24C-8C (NC15346), the Lockheed 12A Electra Junior (c/n 1207, NC58Y), the Lockheed Sirius 8A (s/n 151, NC117W); and in the final scene, a Stinson SR 9. See more »

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When You and I Were Young, Maggie (1866)
Music by J.A. Butterfield
Words by George W. Johnson
Sung a cappella and hummed by Chester Morris
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Man's man's right
30 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

The most interesting thing about this film is that Stag, Ken, and Fergie all have the exact same head, with slight variations. Stag has a swollen jaw, Ken has swollen face cheeks, and Fergie has an unfortunate swollen forehead and the most ridiculous pair of eyebrows I've ever seen outside of an animated creature.

This is a study in 1930s male beauty. Richard Dix is an absolute profile slut, whoring his chiseled nose left and right, scene after scene after scene. Do you like that? Can you take it? Faster? Faster?

His left side was apparently the most photogenic and it's absolutely fascinating to watch how he twists it into every scene, even when the scene isn't designed around him talking to someone to his right, or looking off camera right.

About halfway through I started to imagine George C. Scott (jaw), Don Rickles (face cheeks), and Agent Smith from the Matrix (unfortunate swollen forehead) as the principles instead of the actual principles because it was much more entertaining. I recommend you do the same.

The story? You'll get to see some planes fly around and Don Rickles has daddy issues and is forced to outprofile George C. Scott to see who gets to marry Elrond's cousin.

*Sigh*


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