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Wings Over Africa (1936)
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63 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Two prospectors in Africa, Tony Cooper and Dalton come across a skeleton that has nearly been picked clean by vultures. They find a letter on the body addressed to a clerk in London named Wilkins . Cooper goes to Wilkins in London and ...See moreTwo prospectors in Africa, Tony Cooper and Dalton come across a skeleton that has nearly been picked clean by vultures. They find a letter on the body addressed to a clerk in London named Wilkins . Cooper goes to Wilkins in London and tells him that his brother, whose body they had found, has left a map and a deed to a large diamond mine. Wilkins decides to go to Africa with Cooper to find the mine and, in order to speed up and finance their venture, they give a third interest to Carol Reade and her partner John Trevor), who operate a barnstorming airplane service. In Africa, close to the mine location, they are greeted by some tough gentlemen named Collins and Quincy who have terrorized the natives and lorded over the region, who quickly discover the reason for the party's mission. They join, unasked, in the race for the diamonds. The race is interrupted by the death of Trevor who is found knifed in his bunk. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Ákos Tolnay (story) | Marjorie Deans (story) | Reginald Long (screenplay) | Patrick Kirwan (screenplay)
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Updated Sep 23, 1936

Release date
Jul 29, 1939 (United States)

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9 cast members
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Joan Gardner
Carol Reade Carol Reade   See fewer
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Ian Colin
Tony Cooper Tony Cooper   See fewer
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James Harcourt
Wilkins Wilkins   See fewer
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James Carew
Norton Norton   See fewer
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James Craven
John Trevor John Trevor   See fewer
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Alan Napier
Redfern Redfern   See fewer
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Phil Thomas
Quincey Quincey   See fewer
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Charles Oliver
Collins Collins   See fewer
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4.2 / 10 | 42 votes