The Lost Squadron

The Lost Squadron

Richard Dix
Director: George Archainbaud Cast: Richard Dix
Richard Dix
, Mary Astor
Mary Astor
, Erich Von Stroheim
Erich Von Stroheim
George Archainbaud


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Unable to find steady work after WWI, three former flying aces -- Gibson (Richard Dix), Woody (Robert Armstrong) and Red (Joel McCrea) -- hire themselves out as stunt flyers for the movies. They find themselves employed by tyrannical director Von Furst (Erich Von Stroheim, playing what amounts to a self-caricature), who has no qualms about sending men to their deaths for the sake of "realism." Developing an esprit de corps with their fellow stunt pilots, our heroes regularly converge at the local watering hole to honor the latest casualties, wiping their names from a blackboard just as they'd done back in the Great War. When Von Furst, driven to insane jealousy by his much-abused wife Follette (Mary Astor), murders one of the pilots in cold blood, the others take a grim but thoroughly justifiable revenge. Boasting several first-rate aviation sequences, The Lost Squadron was scripted by real-life Hollywood stunt flyer Dick Grace (who also appears in the film); it was also the first RKO Radio production to carry the screen credit "executive producer, David O. Selznick."

Product Details

Release Date: 05/01/2018
UPC: 0888574657543
Original Release: 1932
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:19:00
Sales rank: 28,984

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Dix Capt. Gibson
Mary Astor Follette Marsh
Erich Von Stroheim Arthur von Furst
Dorothy Jordan The pest
Joel McCrea Red
Donald Smith Lt. Woody Curwood
Ralph Ince Jettick, Detective
Hugh Herbert Fritz
Dick Grace filer
Leo Nomis filer
Frank Clark Flier
Ward Bond Soldier
William B. Davidson Lelewer
Marjorie Peterson Stenographer
Ralph Lewis Joe
Edna May Oliver Actor

Technical Credits
George Archainbaud Director
Edward J. Cronjager Cinematographer
Elmer Dyer Cinematographer
Willaim Hamilton Editor
Herman Mankiewicz Screenwriter
Robert R. Presnell Screenwriter
Max Ree Art Director,Costumes/Costume Designer
David O. Selznick Executive Producer
Wallace Smith Screenwriter
Max Steiner Score Composer
Leo Tover Cinematographer

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