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Tailspin Tommy (1934)

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248 min | Action, Drama, Crime

A young mechanic gets a job with a small airline, which he helps win a mail contract. A rival airline plots to destroy it in order to get the contracts for itself.See moreA young mechanic gets a job with a small airline, which he helps win a mail contract. A rival airline plots to destroy it in order to get the contracts for itself. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com See less
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Director
Lew Landers (as Louis Friedlander)
Writers
Hal Forrest (adapted from the newspaper strip) | Norman S. Hall (screenplay) | Vin Moore (screenplay) | Basil Dickey (screenplay) | Ella O'Neill (screenplay)
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Updated Oct 29, 1934

Release date
Oct 29, 1934 (United States)

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56 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Maurice Murphy
Tailspin Tommy Tompkins Tailspin Tommy Tompkins   See fewer
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Noah Beery Jr.
Skeeter Milligan Skeeter Milligan   See fewer
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Patricia Farr
Betty Lou Barnes Betty Lou Barnes   See fewer
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Walter Miller
Bruce Hoyt Bruce Hoyt   See fewer
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Grant Withers
Milt Howe Milt Howe   See fewer
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Charles A. Browne
Paul Smith Paul Smith   See fewer
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Bryant Washburn
Mr. Grant - Film Director of 'Midnight Patrol', Chs. 10-12 Mr. Grant - Film Director of 'Midnight Patrol', Chs. 10-12   See fewer
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Belle Daube
Mrs. Martha Tompkins, Tommy's Mother - Chs. 1, 12 Mrs. Martha Tompkins, Tommy's Mother - Chs. 1, 12   See fewer
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John Davidson
Wade 'Tiger' Taggart Wade 'Tiger' Taggart   See fewer
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Harrison Greene
Air Circus Announcer [Ch. 2] Air Circus Announcer [Ch. 2]   See fewer
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William Desmond
Sloane - Taggart's Office Henchman, Chs. 4, 7, 10-11 Sloane - Taggart's Office Henchman, Chs. 4, 7, 10-11   See fewer
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Lew Kelly
Victor Martin - Three Point Airport Dispatcher Victor Martin - Three Point Airport Dispatcher   See fewer
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John Ince
Eric Peabody [Chs. 3-5] Eric Peabody [Chs. 3-5]   See fewer
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Lee Beggs
Deacon Grimes [Chs. 1,12] Deacon Grimes [Chs. 1,12]   See fewer
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Ethan Laidlaw
Bart Dirk, Henchman Bart Dirk, Henchman   See fewer
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Dennis Moore
Pilot Herb Slack (as Denny Meadows) Pilot Herb Slack (as Denny Meadows)   See fewer
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Edmund Cobb
Pilot 'Speed' Walton Pilot 'Speed' Walton   See fewer
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Jack Leonard
Al, Skinny Mechanic Al, Skinny Mechanic   See fewer
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Monte Montague
Cliff, Hefty Mechanic Cliff, Hefty Mechanic   See fewer
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Rita Rozelle
Mary Dale - Actress in 'Midnight Patrol', Ch. 10 Mary Dale - Actress in 'Midnight Patrol', Ch. 10   See fewer
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Beulah Hutton
Sloane's Ambassador Club Date Sloane's Ambassador Club Date   See fewer
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Gertrude Astor
Fake Office Nurse / Taggart's Date - Chs. 7, 9 Fake Office Nurse / Taggart's Date - Chs. 7, 9   See fewer
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Jimmie Grier
Jimmy Grier- Orchestra Leader, from Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood (1932) (archive footage) (as Jimmy Grier) Jimmy Grier- Orchestra Leader, from Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood (1932) (archive footage) (as Jimmy Grier)   See fewer
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Dennis O'Keefe
Dance Extra, from Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood (1932) (archive footage) Dance Extra, from Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood (1932) (archive footage)   See fewer
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June Smaney
Actress Actress   See fewer
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King Baggot
Airplane Inspector [Ch. 1] (uncredited) Airplane Inspector [Ch. 1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Brennan
Hospital Orderly Slugged by Skeeter [Ch. 8] (uncredited) Hospital Orderly Slugged by Skeeter [Ch. 8] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lynton Brent
Jack Bradley (uncredited) Jack Bradley (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Brodie
Man at Airport with Automobile [Ch. 9] (uncredited) Man at Airport with Automobile [Ch. 9] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Horace B. Carpenter
Postmaster Jed Purdy [Chs. 1, 12] (uncredited) Postmaster Jed Purdy [Chs. 1, 12] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jim Corey
Curly's Driver Henchman (Chs. 7-8) (uncredited) Curly's Driver Henchman (Chs. 7-8) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Cramer
Kelly (archive footage) (uncredited) Kelly (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anne Darling
Nurse [Ch. 8] (uncredited) Nurse [Ch. 8] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edgar Dearing
2nd Whistle-blowing Policeman (archive footage) (uncredited) 2nd Whistle-blowing Policeman (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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George DeNormand
George - Denver Official, Ch. 6 (uncredited) George - Denver Official, Ch. 6 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Fabian
Bevan (uncredited) Bevan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Ferguson
Henchman Spider - Chs. 3-7, 9 (uncredited) Henchman Spider - Chs. 3-7, 9 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Fryer
Fryer - Midnight Patrol Movie Cameraman, Chs. 10-12 (uncredited) Fryer - Midnight Patrol Movie Cameraman, Chs. 10-12 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chester Gan
Flapjack - the Cook, Ch. 1 (uncredited) Flapjack - the Cook, Ch. 1 (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Gould
Sheriff of Starbuck [Ch. 11] (uncredited) Sheriff of Starbuck [Ch. 11] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat Harmon
El Paso Official - Ch. 6 (uncredited) El Paso Official - Ch. 6 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Otto Hoffman
Dr. Krantz, Chemist [Ch. 4-5] (uncredited) Dr. Krantz, Chemist [Ch. 4-5] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Allen Holbrook
Possee Sheriff (Chs. 4-5) (uncredited) Possee Sheriff (Chs. 4-5) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lois January
Mrs. Grant - L.A. Film Premiere, Ch. 12 (uncredited) Mrs. Grant - L.A. Film Premiere, Ch. 12 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tiny Jones
Wardrobe Woman, Venture Pictures (uncredited) Wardrobe Woman, Venture Pictures (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack 'Tiny' Lipson
Hefty Extra in Cafe [Ch. 5] (uncredited) Hefty Extra in Cafe [Ch. 5] (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Magrill
Henchman Bailey [Chs. 4, 6-7] (uncredited) Henchman Bailey [Chs. 4, 6-7] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Mower
Police Captain Jones [Ch. 12] (uncredited) Police Captain Jones [Ch. 12] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Murphy
Henchman-Mechanic Grease Rowley / Train Flagman (uncredited) Henchman-Mechanic Grease Rowley / Train Flagman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bud Osborne
Pug Nelson. Henchman-Mechanic (uncredited) Pug Nelson. Henchman-Mechanic (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rose Plumer
Mother's Train Companion [Chs. 11-12] (uncredited) Mother's Train Companion [Chs. 11-12] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Rush
Policeman at Earthquake (Ch. 10) (uncredited) Policeman at Earthquake (Ch. 10) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nick Thompson
Henchman Curly (Chs. 7-8) (uncredited) Henchman Curly (Chs. 7-8) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Slim Whitaker
Henchman Charlie - Chs. 6-7 (uncredited) Henchman Charlie - Chs. 6-7 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jane Withers
Mary Elizabeth (uncredited) Mary Elizabeth (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Worthington
Denver Doctor [Ch. 6] (uncredited) Denver Doctor [Ch. 6] (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 38 votes