Wings of Adventure (1930)

53 mins | Adventure | 1 August 1930

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Cinematographer:

Arthur Reeves

Production Company:

Tiffany Productions, Inc.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
10 Aug 1930.
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Variety
13 Aug 1930
p. 31.
CAST
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DETAILS
Release Date:
1 August 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Tiffany Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
17 July 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1442
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Photophone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
53
Length(in feet):
5,050
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Dave Kent, a commercial aviator, and his mechanic, Skeets Smith, are forced to make an emergency landing in Mexico and find themselves in the hands of La Panthera, a notorious bandit who wishes to overthrow the government and become president of a new republic. Manuel, his chief henchman, obliges them to collect the booty in a robbery, but Kent manages to meet María Valdez, a prisoner--held for marriage to the insurgent leader--who implores his aid. Kent and Skeets are arrested for the robbery and sentenced to death, but Manuel, believing it is La Panthera who has been captured, arrives with the rurales diverted from the execution. Kent returns to rescue Maria, and after a hair-raising pursuit, all dash to the border and ... +


Dave Kent, a commercial aviator, and his mechanic, Skeets Smith, are forced to make an emergency landing in Mexico and find themselves in the hands of La Panthera, a notorious bandit who wishes to overthrow the government and become president of a new republic. Manuel, his chief henchman, obliges them to collect the booty in a robbery, but Kent manages to meet María Valdez, a prisoner--held for marriage to the insurgent leader--who implores his aid. Kent and Skeets are arrested for the robbery and sentenced to death, but Manuel, believing it is La Panthera who has been captured, arrives with the rurales diverted from the execution. Kent returns to rescue Maria, and after a hair-raising pursuit, all dash to the border and safety. +

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