Speed Wings (1934)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Speed Wings is another 1934 "eastern" from western star Tim McCoy. This time, the star is cast as Tim, a devil-may-care stunt pilot. The various subplots include the emotional travails of young Jerry (Billy Bakewell), who vows to give up flying when he sees his best pal "crack up" before his very eyes. All crosses borne by the characters are cast aside when Tim is forced to rescue his girlfriend Mary (Evelyn Knapp), who's been abducted by airborne racketeers. Critics in 1934 were amused that, despite his contemporary surroundings and aviator's garb, Tim McCoy was still essentially a movie cowboy in a western-style plotline.

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foil [thwart], aerial, bad-guy, barnstorming, cowboy, good-guy, kidnapping, rescue, train [locomotive]