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High Flyers (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 26 November 1937 (USA)
Two men running a carnival airplane ride are hired to fly to retrieve what they think are photos for a reporter. Actually, they are retrieving diamonds stolen from a noted gem dealer. As it... See full summary »

Director:

Edward F. Cline (as Edward Cline)

Writers:

Benny Rubin (screen play), Bert Granet (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bert Wheeler ... Jerry Lane
Robert Woolsey ... Pierre Potkin
Lupe Velez ... Juanita - the Maid
Marjorie Lord ... Arlene Arlington
Margaret Dumont ... Martha Arlington
Jack Carson ... Dave Hanlon
Paul Harvey ... Horace Arlington
Charles Judels ... Mr. Fontaine
Lucien Prival ... Mr. Panzer
Herbert Evans ... Mr. Hartley
Herbert Clifton ... Stone - the Butler
George Irving ... Chief of Police
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Two men running a carnival airplane ride are hired to fly to retrieve what they think are photos for a reporter. Actually, they are retrieving diamonds stolen from a noted gem dealer. As it turns out, their plane crashes on the very estate of the dealer. Thinking the duo are police officers, the dealer offers his home for their convalescence from the accident. Meanwhile, the diamonds have been snatched by a kleptomaniac dog and buried on the estate. When the smugglers track down the pair, they try to convince the dealer that they are officials from an institution from which the two have escaped. Before long, the carnival fellows, the crooks, the gem dealer and his family, along with a platoon of cops, are tearing up the grounds to find where the dog has buried the diamonds. Written by D.K. Sullivan

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

26 November 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Kangaroos See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The amphibious airplane in this film is a Sikorsky S-39B, built in 1930-31, registration NC55V. Its delivery cost was $20,000 ($295,000 inn 2018). Only 21 of all variants were built, and as of 2018 only three examples survive. This particular plane's registration was canceled in 1938. See more »

Soundtracks

On the Good Ship Lollipop
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Sidney Clare
Sung by Lupe Velez imitating Shirley Temple
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Perfectly dreadful and a sad way to wrap up their career as a team
15 November 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is the last Wheeler and Woolsey film, as Robert Woolsey died of kidney disease soon after this film was completed. And in light of this, this is a very sad way to end the team's career. While I will agree that Wheeler and Woolsey were not a particularly funny team compared to the Marx Brothers or Laurel and Hardy, they were capable of making better films than this. Perhaps Woolsey's illness helped to make this film to dreadfully unfunny, but regardless of why, this is a film so bad that only the Ritz Brothers might have been able to make so unfunny a film in this era (they were like a "poor man's Wheeler and Woolsey").

The bottom line is that the film never really made me smile or laugh. So many of the snappy lines from Woolsey never seemed to have punchlines or points--it was just "blathering". A very tiresome and unfunny film with so little energy it just isn't worth seeing unless you are a die-hard fan.


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