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The 4 Jan 1930 Exhibitors Herald-World announced that the production starting date for Young Eagles was 7 Dec 1929.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald-World
4 Jan 1930
p. 59
Exhibitors Herald-World
22 Mar 1930
p. 38
Film Daily
23 Mar 1930
p. 10
New York Times
22 Mar 1930
p. 22
New York Times
30 Mar 1930
p. 5
New Yorker
29 Mar 1930
p. 53
Time
28 Apr 1930
p. 42
Variety
26 Mar 1930
p. 39
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PHOTOGRAPHY
A. J. Stout
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
Rec eng
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "The One Who Was Clever" by Elliot White Springs in Red Book Magazine (Aug 1929) and the short story "Sky-High" by Elliot White Springs in Red Book Magazine" (Jul 1929).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
SONGS
"Love Here Is My Heart," words by Adrian Ross, music by Lao Silesu; "Sunrise and You," words and music by Arthur A. Penn.
SONGWRITER/COMPOSER
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 April 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 21 Mar 1930
Production Date:
began 7 Dec 1929
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
5 April 1930
LP1202
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 6,710 ft.
Duration(in mins):
75
Length(in feet):
6,406
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Lieut. Robert Banks, an American aviator on leave in Paris, meets Mary Gordon, a young American who lives abroad, but their romance is cut short by his return to the front. In an air battle, Robert brings down and captures the Grey Eagle, Baden, and takes him to American Intelligence in Paris. Mary, ostensibly a spy for the Germans, drugs Robert, who awakens to find that his uniform has been stolen by Baden. Later, in an exciting air conflict, Baden is wounded but shoots down Robert's plane. The German rescues him, however, and takes him to an Allied hospital, assuring him of Mary's love; his faith in her is restored when he learns that she is actually a spy for U. S. ...

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Lieut. Robert Banks, an American aviator on leave in Paris, meets Mary Gordon, a young American who lives abroad, but their romance is cut short by his return to the front. In an air battle, Robert brings down and captures the Grey Eagle, Baden, and takes him to American Intelligence in Paris. Mary, ostensibly a spy for the Germans, drugs Robert, who awakens to find that his uniform has been stolen by Baden. Later, in an exciting air conflict, Baden is wounded but shoots down Robert's plane. The German rescues him, however, and takes him to an Allied hospital, assuring him of Mary's love; his faith in her is restored when he learns that she is actually a spy for U. S. Intelligence.

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GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
World War I, with songs


Subject

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

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