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The Flying Ace (1926)

A veteran World War I fighter pilot returns home a war hero and immediately regains his former job as a railroad company detective. His first case: recover a stolen satchel filled with ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Laurence Criner Laurence Criner ... Capt. Billy Stokes (as Lawrence Criner)
Kathryn Boyd Kathryn Boyd ... Ruth Sawtelle
Boise De Legge Boise De Legge ... Blair Kimball
Harold Platts Harold Platts ... Finley Tucker
Lions Daniels Lions Daniels
George Colvin George Colvin ... Thomas Sawtelle
Sam Jordan Sam Jordan ... Dr. Maynard
R.L. Brown R.L. Brown ... Howard McAndrews (as Dr. R.L. Brown)
Steve Reynolds Steve Reynolds ... Peg (as Steve 'Peg' Reynolds)
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A veteran World War I fighter pilot returns home a war hero and immediately regains his former job as a railroad company detective. His first case: recover a stolen satchel filled with $25,000 of company payroll, locate a missing employee, and capture a gang of railroad thieves. Written by Aaron Pichel

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Adventure | Crime | War

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

17 July 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Jacksonville, Florida, USA

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Runtime:

(six reels)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The character of Ruth Sawtelle is allegedly based on African-American aviatrix Bessie Coleman, the first African-American person to hold an international pilot's license. See more »

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Featured in The Color Line (2016) See more »

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Fails to Take Flight
4 October 2018 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

Much of 'The Flying Ace' is shot out of doors on attractive Floridian locations and generally well acted apart from the broad and unfunny comic relief supplied by Lyons Daniels as a dim-witted policeman wearing a uniform several sizes too large for him that he looks as if he's been sleeping in and wielding an enormous night-stick, and Steve Reynolds as a one-legged war buddy of the hero (interesting to see a veteran who's returned minus a limb, as so many actually did), whose crutch contains a long-barrelled gun out of which he spays bullets like a character in a spaghetti western. (Another exotic weapon employed is nitryl chloride squirted in a couple of peoples' faces that immediately knocks them out like the purple gas in an episode of 'Batman'.)

Unfortunately the identity of the villain is obvious from the word Go, and the budget simply can't begin to deliver the spectacle promised by the film's title and poster, with the result that the "action" at the climax has to be staged in a manner that resembles a one-reel short made a quarter of a century earlier.


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