Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The Aviator is a remake of the silent comedy The Hottentot, filmed only two years earlier. Edward Everett Horton stars as Robert Street, who poses as an aviator to save a press-agent pal from losing his job. Enter heroine Grace Douglas (Patsy Ruth Miller), who's simply ca-razzzy about airplane jockeys. Forced to keep up his charade, Robert manages to talk his way out of several tight situations but ultimately finds himself climbing into the cockpit of a plane. The ensuing wild ride through the air is the best part of the picture, with Robert trying to maintain his equilibrium and dignity throughout. Based on a play by James Montgomery, The Aviator would be filmed again in 1931 as the Joe E. Brown vehicle Going Wild.
barnstorming, book, career, contest, courage, flying, love, milquetoast, publisher, timid, writing