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Director  Ray Taylor
Music director  Oliver Wallace
Language  English
6.5/10 IMDb

Genre  Adventure, Action
Duration  
Country  United States
Tailspin Tommy in the Great Air Mystery movie poster
Writer  Basil Dickey, Robert Hershon, George H. Plympton, Hal Forrest
Release date  March 5, 1935 (1935-03-05)
Screenplay  George H. Plympton, Robert Hershon, Ella ONeill, Raymond Cannon, Basil Dickey
Cast  Noah Beery - Jr (Skeeter Milligan), Jean Rogers (Betty Lou Barnes), Matthew Betz (Horace Ray), Delphine Drew (Inez Casmetto), Bryant Washburn (Ned Curtis)
Similar movies  Related Ray Taylor movies

Tailspin Tommy in the Great Air Mystery is a 12-episode 1935 Universal movie serial based on the Tailspin Tommy comic strip by Hal Forrest and starring Clark Williams, Jean Rogers and Noah Beery, Jr.. The picture was the 96th of the 137 serials released by the studio (the 28th of which to be made with sound).

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Plot

"Tailspin" Tommy (Clark Williams) and his fellow pilots prevent a group of corrupt businessmen, Manuel Casmetto (Herbert Heywood) and Horace Raymore (Matthew Betz ) from stealing Nazil Island's oil reserves. They are aided in their efforts by news reporter Milt Howe (Pat J. O'Brien). When Tommy is triumphant, he also finds he has a movie contract.

Chapter titles

  1. Wreck of the Dirigible
  2. The Roaring Fire God
  3. Hurled from the Skies
  4. A Bolt from the Blue
  5. The Torrent
  6. Flying Death
  7. The Crash in the Clouds
  8. Wings of Disaster
  9. Crossed and Double Crossed
  10. The Dungeon of Doom
  11. Desperate Changes
  12. The Last Stand

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Cast

  • Clark Williams as "Tailspin" Tommy Tompkins
  • Jean Rogers as Betty Lou Barnes, one of "Tailspin" Tommy's companions
  • Delphine Drew as Inez Casmetto
  • Noah Beery, Jr. as Skeeter Milligan, one of "Tailspin" Tommy's companions
  • Bryant Washburn as Ned Curtis, Betty's uncle and a heroic oil tycoon
  • Pat J. O'Brien as Milt Howe, a masked mystery plot known as The Eagle and El Condor
  • Herbert Heywood as Manuel Casmetto, villainous half-brother of Don Alvarado Casmetto
  • Matthew Betz as Horace Raymore, villainous oil tycoon
  • Paul Ellis as Enrico Garcia, Don Casmetto secretary and Manuel Casmetto's henchman
  • Harry Worth as Don Alvarado Casmetto, Nazil Island's ruler
  • Manuel L√≥pez as Gomez
  • Charles A. Browne as Paul Smith
  • James P. Burtis as Bill McGuire, a reporter
  • Frank Mayo as the Dirigible Captain
  • Frank Clarke as a flyer, billed as "Air Ace Frank Clark"
  • Production

    Tailspin Tommy in the Great Air Mystery used a number of aircraft including a Fleet biplane, a Stearman C3 and a Fairchild cabin monoplane. A mock-up of a dirigible included an interior section.

    Stunts

  • Frank Clarke, stunt pilot
  • George DeNormand
  • Critical reception

    Tailspin Tommy in the Great Air Mystery is considered to be an improvement on the previous Tailspin Tommy serial.

    References

    Tailspin Tommy in the Great Air Mystery Wikipedia
    Tailspin Tommy in the Great Air Mystery IMDb


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