Flying Cadets (1941)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Flying Cadets is basically a vehicle for William Gargan and Edmund Lowe, doing a Flagg-and-Quirt act as a pair of eternally bickering ex-WWI pilots. The "official" plot is carried along by Frank Albertson as Bob Ames, a young airplane fancier who hopes to create a school for aspiring aviators. He also wants to land a government contract for the development of a speedy new aircraft that he's designed in his spare time. Both of these goals are intertwined when Ames is able to establish his school, with grouchy-but-loveable Trip (Gargan) as his assistant and Trip's grouchier-but-more loveable brother Rocky (Lowe) as chief flying instructor. Flying Cadets has the "look" of one of Universal's Richard Arlen-Andy Devine adventure quickies, even down to its heavy reliance on stock footage.

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