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Flying Wild (1941)

Passed | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 10 March 1941 (USA)
A group of young men who work at an aviation factory begin to suspect that a doctor who runs an air ambulance service is secretly a spy transporting secret information from the plant to enemy agents.

Director:

William West

Writers:

Al Martin (story), Al Martin (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Leo Gorcey ... Muggs McGinnis
Bobby Jordan ... Danny Dolan
Joan Barclay ... Helen Munson
Dave O'Brien ... Tom Larson
George Pembroke George Pembroke ... Dr. Richard Nagel
Ernest Morrison ... Scruno (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
David Gorcey ... Peewee
Donald Haines Donald Haines ... Skinny
Eugene Francis ... Algy Reynolds
Bobby Stone Bobby Stone ... Louie
Herbert Rawlinson ... Mr. Reynolds
Dennis Moore ... George
Forrest Taylor ... Mr. Forbes
Robert F. Hill ... Mr. Woodward (as Bob Hill)
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A group of young men who work at an aviation factory begin to suspect that a doctor who runs an air ambulance service is secretly a spy transporting secret information from the plant to enemy agents.

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YOU;D NEVER RECOGNIZE THE OLD GANG NOW...THEY'VE GONE PLANE CRAZY! (original poster) See more »

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Action | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Los Angeles Sunday 12 March 1950 on KNBH (Channel 4). See more »

Connections

Followed by Smart Alecks (1942) See more »

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Stealing our aviation secrets
16 March 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

We haven't gone to war yet and the kids are slightly too young for the armed services, but that doesn't mean the East Side Kids can't do their bit for the USA. They've gotten jobs at an aircraft factory and the closest to New York in those days was Farmingdale in Long Island where presumably this takes place in Flying Wild.

Before long the boys suspect enemy spies are at work stealing our aviation secrets and it's up to the East Side Kids to put a stop to them. Leo Gorcey suspects plant doctor George Pembroke of being head spy. He has to be because he shooed the kids away from his flying ambulance plane so therefore he's a meanie. That he happens to be the spy is just a bonus and its only the kids who figure it out.

Flying Wild is a pretty dated World War II era propaganda film. But believe me there would be better or worse to come depending on your point of view. Sometimes I don't think we'd have won the war without the East Side Kids and their home front efforts.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Air Devils See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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