Flying Hostess (1936)

65-66 mins | Comedy-drama | 22 November 1936

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HISTORY

The title of George Sayre's story was Sky Fever . Portions of this film were shot in Alhambra, CA. The copyright record for this film lists Herman Heller as music director, although Charles Previn is credited in reviews. A HR pre-production news item announced that Ralph Murphy was replaced as director by Murray ... More Less

The title of George Sayre's story was Sky Fever . Portions of this film were shot in Alhambra, CA. The copyright record for this film lists Herman Heller as music director, although Charles Previn is credited in reviews. A HR pre-production news item announced that Ralph Murphy was replaced as director by Murray Roth. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
30 Jul 36
p. 19.
Daily Variety
2 Nov 36
p. 3.
Film Daily
16 Dec 36
p. 8.
Hollywood Reporter
31 Jul 36
p. 3.
Hollywood Reporter
6 Aug 36
p. 7.
Hollywood Reporter
6 Oct 36
p. 7.
Hollywood Reporter
2 Nov 36
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
4 Nov 36
p. 9.
Motion Picture Herald
14 Nov 36
p. 58.
New York Times
14 Dec 36
p. 29.
Variety
16 Dec 36
p. 14.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Dial dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Assoc prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir assoc
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
MUSIC
Mus dir
Mus dir
SOUND
Sd supv
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
SOURCES
SONGS
"Bang! The Bell Rang," music and lyrics by Irving Actman and Frank Loesser.
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 November 1936
Production Date:
11 August--31 August 1936
added scenes began 6 October 1936
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
11 November 1936
Copyright Number:
LP6704
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
65-66
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
PCA No:
2670
SYNOPSIS

Helen Brooks, a registered nurse training to be an airline stewardess, is rejected as a stewardess by the dean of the hostess school, Hal Cunningham. To prove herself, Helen executes an unauthorized 5,000-foot jump out of an airplane. Later, Helen begins a romance with flier Jimmy Edwards, and Hal rivals him for her affection. Helen and her friends graduate, and she and Jimmy become engaged, but Jimmy wants her to forfeit her career to be his wife. She insists on becoming a stewardess and is assigned to his plane. One day during a fog-plagued passenger flight, three gunmen attack pilots Jimmy and Joe Williams and knock them out. Helen radios Hal and he gives her step-by-step directions on how to land the plane. Helen is awarded a medal and also wins Jimmy for a ... +


Helen Brooks, a registered nurse training to be an airline stewardess, is rejected as a stewardess by the dean of the hostess school, Hal Cunningham. To prove herself, Helen executes an unauthorized 5,000-foot jump out of an airplane. Later, Helen begins a romance with flier Jimmy Edwards, and Hal rivals him for her affection. Helen and her friends graduate, and she and Jimmy become engaged, but Jimmy wants her to forfeit her career to be his wife. She insists on becoming a stewardess and is assigned to his plane. One day during a fog-plagued passenger flight, three gunmen attack pilots Jimmy and Joe Williams and knock them out. Helen radios Hal and he gives her step-by-step directions on how to land the plane. Helen is awarded a medal and also wins Jimmy for a husband. +

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

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