Russ Raymond, America's number one crooner, disappears and joins the Navy under the name Tommy Halstead. Dorothy Roberts, a magazine journalist, is intent on finding out what happened to ... See full summary »
Bud and Lou enlist in the army in order to escape being hauled off to jail, and soon find themselves in basic training. To their dismay, the company's drill instructor is none other than ... See full summary »
Two peanut vendors at a rodeo show get in trouble with their boss and hide out on a railroad train heading west. They get jobs as cowboys on a dude ranch, despite the fact that neither of ... See full summary »
Jim "Lucky" Moore (Allan Jones), an insurance salesman, comes up with a novel policy for his friend, Steve (Robert Cummings): a 'love insurance policy', that will pay out $1-million if ... See full summary »
A pair of bus drivers accidentally steal their own bus. With the company issuing a warrant for their arrest, they tag along with a playboy on a boat trip that finds them on a tropical island, where a jewel thief has sinister plans for them.
Two bumbling plumbers are hired by a socialite to fix a leak. A case of mistaken identity gets the pair an invitation to a fancy party and an entree into high society. As expected, things ... See full summary »
Maj. Robert Scott was more than just the "technical advisor" for this film. As the base commander at Cal Aero, the training facility in Ontario, CA, where this film was shot, he would not permit a civilian to perform the scene where a training aircraft is taxied fast through a series of four hangars, which were built end-to-end. In his book, "The Day I Owned the Sky", Scott (author of the book on which God Is My Co-Pilot (1945) is based) revealed that he performed the stunt himself. See more »
When Benson and Heathcliff's plane lands, it is without landing gear in an area where no planes are near. When Heathcliff gets out of the plane, it is upright, indicating that landing gear is present, and other planes surround theirs. See more »
No, you don't want to drink. Remember, every time you go into a barroom, the Devil goes in with you.
If he does, he buys his own drink.
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Abbott & Costello probably needed a rest after completing their third salute to America's (woefully unprepared) armed services in 1941. Following "Buck Privates" and "In the Navy," the comedic duo took on the Army Air Corps. This time they didn't have the bouncy cheerfulness and fine voices of the Andrews Sisters-too bad.
There are a fair number of funny moments here but, overall, this last comedy paean to a fighting service has a tired quality and some of the scenes are disjointed. A young Martha Raye is good portraying either two sisters or one seriously schizoid woman, take your pick.
A definite period piece, "Keep "Em Flying" heralds America's air arm but anyone with historical knowledge will wince as the obsolete planes go through their paces. And this film was made while Germany and Japan were fielding state-of-the-art combat aircraft.
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