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Criminals of the Air (1937)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Drama | 30 April 1937 (USA)
Undercover agent Mark Owens is sent to aid the Border Patrol in the trans-border town of Hernandez in breaking up a well-organized band of smugglers. Since the town is also noted for a ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles C. Coleman (as C.C. Coleman Jr.)

Writers:

Jack Cooper (story), Owen Francis (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rosalind Keith ... Nancy Rawlings
Charles Quigley ... Mark Owens
Rita Hayworth ... Rita Owens
John Gallaudet ... Ray Patterson
Marc Lawrence ... 'Blast' Reardon
Patricia Farr ... Maimie
John Hamilton ... Captain Wallace
Ralph Byrd ... Williamson
Walter Soderling ... 'Camera-Eye' Condon
Russell Hicks ... Kurt Feldon
John Tyrrell ... Bill Morris
Lester Dorr ... 'Trigger'
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Storyline

Undercover agent Mark Owens is sent to aid the Border Patrol in the trans-border town of Hernandez in breaking up a well-organized band of smugglers. Since the town is also noted for a place for obtaining quick marriages on the Mexico side, Mark obtains the job of pilot on "The Honeymoon Express." He does not realize that he has been recognized as a G-Man by "Hot Cake" Joe, operator of a sandwich stand and an informant for the smugglers. Reporter Nancy Rawlings, assigned to the airport on the American side of the border, sees Mike running the matrimonial express in his flamboyant uniform, and thinks he is ridiculous enough to make a good story. Her suspicions are aroused when he refuses to be photographed. She is further convinced he is a smuggler when she sees him accepting money from Kurt Feldon, suspected head of the smugglers. Feldon has accepted Mike as a genuine pilot for wedding parties and is paying him to steer customers to his café. Learning the truth from Joe, Feldon orders... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

TWO HEARTS ABLAZE WITH LOVE IN A SKY ABLAZE WITH BULLETS! (original window card-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guardians of the Air See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Rita Hayworth's name change came between the preview (where she was credited as "Rita Cansino") and the release print. See more »


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Rumbarita
Written by Ben Oakland
Danced by Rita Hayworth
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