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DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
26 May 1928
p. 102.
Film Daily
9 Sep 1928.
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New York Times
3 Sep 1928
p. 14.
Variety
5 Sep 1928
p. 14.
DETAILS
Release Date:
30 September 1928
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 1 September 1928
Production Date:
began 17 April 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
1 September 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25586
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Talking seq, sd eff, and mus score by Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
88
Length(in feet):
7,702
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Buddy Blake and Speed Doolittle set out for the Pacific School of Aviation with all the confidence of youth, meeting on the way Sue Manning, a pretty aviatrix. Once at the school, the boys lose their conceit and set about learning to fly. On his first solo flight, however, Buddy has a sudden attack of fear and almost kills himself and his instructor. Buddy despairs of becoming an aviator, and his mother comes to comfort him. Sue and Speed take off in a plane with defective landing gear, and Buddy, overcoming his fear, pilots another plane and prevents Speed from landing until he and Sue have fixed the defective ... +


Buddy Blake and Speed Doolittle set out for the Pacific School of Aviation with all the confidence of youth, meeting on the way Sue Manning, a pretty aviatrix. Once at the school, the boys lose their conceit and set about learning to fly. On his first solo flight, however, Buddy has a sudden attack of fear and almost kills himself and his instructor. Buddy despairs of becoming an aviator, and his mother comes to comfort him. Sue and Speed take off in a plane with defective landing gear, and Buddy, overcoming his fear, pilots another plane and prevents Speed from landing until he and Sue have fixed the defective part. +

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Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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