Hell in the Heavens (1934)

Genres - Action  |   Sub-Genres - Combat Films  |   Run Time - 79 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Lafayette Escadrille, that elite corps of volunteer WW I flyboys, is the collective "hero" of Fox's Hell in the Heavens. American lieutenant Steve Warner (Warner Baxter) heads to France to join the Escadrille in the months just prior to his country's entry into WW I. It is Warner's mission in life to blast the much-feared (and much-admired) German "Red Baron" Kurt von Hagen (Arno Frey) from the skies, but our hero manages to take enough time to help a fellow comrade-in-arms (Russell Hardie) overcome his fear of flying. The usual romantic subplot features Conchita Montenegro in one of her few major Hollywood roles. Hell in the Heavens was based on The Ace, a play by Herman Rossman.

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war, bad-guy, barnstorming, dogfight [airplanes], good-guy