Sky Bride (1932)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Richard Arlen more or less revives his aviation-ace role from Wings in the Paramount programmer Sky Bride. Arlen plays Speed Condon, the star attraction of a barnstorming troupe of stunt flyers. When his best friend Eddie (Tom Douglas) is killed during a staged "dogfight," Speed quits the troupe and takes a job as an airport mechanic. By chance, he boards a plane already occupied by Eddie's mother (Louise Closser Hale), who is as yet unaware of her boy's death. Now feeling even more responsible for Eddie's demise, Speed breaks his promise to himself and takes to the air again when Eddie's parachutist kid brother Willie (Robert Coogan) gets stuck in the landing gear of a plane in flight. As was customary in the Paramount product of this period, Jack Oakie supplies the good-natured comedy relief.

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danger, barnstorming, child, death, fear, friendship, honor [recognition], redemption, rescue