Air Devils (1938)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Buddy Film  |   Release Date - May 13, 1938 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Back when silver-haired character actor Larry Blake was a firm-jawed leading man at Universal, he starred in the low-budget meller Air Devils. Blake and Dick Purcell play Horseshoe and Slats, a pair of ex-Marine aviators working as police officers on a tiny island in the South Pacific. The former flyboys are both stuck on Beryl Wallace, but she only has eyes for a third party. Horseshoe and Slats forego romance to rescue a pack train from marauding natives. Mamo Clark, who'd made an impression on moviegoers as one of the Tahitian maidens in 1935's Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), is cast in Air Devils to convince us that the entire film was, indeed, lensed in the South Seas. The film was produced by the Trem Carr unit, the same folks who'd been responsible for Universal's John Wayne vehicles of the 1936-37 season.

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love-triangle, Marines, pilot, police-officer, South-Seas