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Sky Patrol (1939)

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61 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

"Tailspin Tommy" Tompkins and "Skeeter" Milligan are training young U. S. Army fliers for the newly-formed 'Sky Patrol,'a branch of the Army Reserves which operates along the borders and coast-lines, on the lookout for smugglers. Carter ...See more"Tailspin Tommy" Tompkins and "Skeeter" Milligan are training young U. S. Army fliers for the newly-formed 'Sky Patrol,'a branch of the Army Reserves which operates along the borders and coast-lines, on the lookout for smugglers. Carter Meade, whose father is the Colonel in charge of the patrol, has a terror of firing guns and his father insists he conquer this fear. Tommy sends him out on patrol, on orders from Washington D. C., to stop any unfamiliar aircraft. Carter challenges an unmarked amphibian plane, which opens fire on him. Carter, afraid to shoot, bails out as his plane is shot down. Carter is missing, and Tommy and Skeeter are searching for him and the mysterious airplane. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
George Waggner (screenplay) (as Joseph West) | Norton S. Parker (screenplay) | Hal Forrest (original story)
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Updated Sep 12, 1939

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Sep 12, 1939 (United States)

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13 cast members
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John Trent
Tailspin Tommy Tompkins Tailspin Tommy Tompkins   See fewer
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Marjorie Reynolds
Betty Lou Barnes Betty Lou Barnes   See fewer
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Milburn Stone
Skeeter Milligan Skeeter Milligan   See fewer
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Jason Robards Sr.
Paul Smith - Three Points Airfield Owner (as Jason Robards) Paul Smith - Three Points Airfield Owner (as Jason Robards)   See fewer
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Jackie Coogan
Carter Meade Carter Meade   See fewer
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Dickie Jones
Bobby Landis Bobby Landis   See fewer
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Boyd Irwin
Col. Meade Col. Meade   See fewer
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John Daheim
Ryan (as Johnnie Day) Ryan (as Johnnie Day)   See fewer
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Bryant Washburn
Bainbridge Bainbridge   See fewer
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John S. Peters
Jackson (as John Peters) Jackson (as John Peters)   See fewer
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Dick Dickinson
Thug (uncredited) Thug (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kit Guard
Thug Killed by Gunshot (uncredited) Thug Killed by Gunshot (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.3 / 10 | 86 votes