Devil Dogs of the Air

Devil Dogs of the Air

James Cagney
Director: Lloyd Bacon Cast: James Cagney
James Cagney
, Pat O'Brien
Pat O'Brien
, Margaret Lindsay
Margaret Lindsay
Lloyd Bacon


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Warner Bros.' Devil Dogs of the Air is very much a "formula" picture -- but what a wonderful formula it is! James Cagney plays reckless stunt flyer Tommy O'Toole, who is encouraged to join the Marine Flying Corps by his old Brooklyn buddy Lt. William Brannigan (Pat O'Brien). An undeniably talented flyboy, Tommy is also brash, obnoxious and pugnacious, quickly earning the enmity of his fellow trainees. He even falls out with Brannigan over the affections of pretty waitress Betty Roberts (Margaret Lindsay). Very nearly "washing out" of the service, Tommy is eventually brought into line by the combined efforts of Brannigan, Betty, and the rest of the "devil dogs." After earning oodles of money for Warners during its first release, Devil Dogs of the Air proved equally as successful when it was reissued six years later, just before America's entry into WW II.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/14/2014
UPC: 0888574091798
Original Release: 1935
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:25:00
Sales rank: 23,372

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Cagney Tommy O'Toole
Pat O'Brien Lt. William Brannigan
Margaret Lindsay Betty Roberts
Frank McHugh Crash Kelly
Helen Lowell Ma Roberts
John Arledge Mac
Robert H. Barrat Commandant
Russell Hicks Captain
Ward Bond Senior Instructor
Bill Beggs Second Officer
Carlyle Blackwell Messenger
Bud (Dennis) Student
Joseph Crehan Communications Officer
William B. Davidson Adjutant
William "Wild Bill" Elliott Instructor
Helen Flint Mrs. Johnson
Dick French Second Student
Samuel S. Hinds Fleet Commander
Newton House Officer
Selmar Jackson Medical Officer
Olive Jones Mrs. Brown
Martha Merrill Girl
David Newell Lt. Brown
Ralph Nye Officer
Dennis O'Keefe Student
Harry Seymour Officer
Charles Sherlock Third Student
Bob Spencer Mate
Don Turner First Student

Technical Credits
Lloyd Bacon Director
Earl W. Baldwin Screenwriter
Malcolm Stuart Boylan Screenwriter
William B. Clemens Editor
Louis Edelman Producer
Arthur Edeson Cinematographer
Leo F. Forbstein Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Arthur J. Kookan Art Director
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer

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