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Devil Dogs of the Air (1935)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Comedy | 9 February 1935 (USA)
A talented but brash stunt pilot enters the Marine Corps and becomes more disciplined.

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Malcolm Stuart Boylan (screen play), Earl Baldwin (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Cagney ... Tommy O'Toole
Pat O'Brien ... Lieut. Brannigan
Margaret Lindsay ... Betty Roberts
Frank McHugh ... Crash Kelly
John Arledge ... Mac
Helen Lowell ... Ma Roberts
Robert Barrat ... Commandant
Russell Hicks ... Captain
William B. Davidson ... Adjutant (as William Davidson)
Ward Bond ... Instructor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Brophy ... Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)
Helen Flint ... Mrs. Brown (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

A talented but brash stunt pilot enters the Marine Corps and becomes more disciplined.

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Taglines:

Bigger Than "Here Comes The Navy" ! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vražji pilot See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The plot about the wild stunt pilot having to reform in order to fit within the military was repeated in Universal's 1941 Bud Abbott-Lou Costello comedy Keep 'Em Flying (1941). In that movie, the pilot was played by Dick Foran. See more »

Goofs

The handwriting on the check O'Toole endorses for Betty, and the handwriting on the same check that Betty shows Brannigan, are not the same. See more »

Crazy Credits

To the Navy Department, to the officers and men of the Marine Corps and the fleet, Warner Bros. extend their thanks for invaluable co-operation. See more »


Soundtracks

Shadow Waltz
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Played as background music in the café
Sung a cappella by Frank McHugh
Played as dance music at the dance party
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not very good
13 October 2005 | by KyleFurr2See all my reviews

This movie was directed by Lloyd Bacon and stars James Cagney and Pat O'Brien. This is probably one of Cagney's worst pictures and also one of the worst Cagney and O'Brien made together with the exception of The Irish In Us. Just a year later Cagney and O'Brien would go on to make Ceiling Zero with Howard Hawks which is a much better movie and you should watch that one instead. There isn't much to the plot like Cagney wanting to join the marines and winds up having to learn how to fly by his old friend O'Brien who is a Lieutenant. O'Brien is engaged to Margaret Lindsay but even after Cagney finds out he doesn't even care and still goes after her. There isn't much to the movie and you should watch one of Cagney's better movies instead.


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