Men Against the Sky
Men Against the Sky

Release Date

Sep 06, 1940

1940

Men Against the Sky

Drama | War

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Synopsis

Phil Mercedes (Dix), who was once a record-setting pilot, is an aging, alcoholic, aeronautics show performer. While inebriated, he crashes his stunt plane into a barn and is grounded for a year. His sister Kay (Barrie) is his only means of support, who hopes to land a job as a draftswoman for Martin Ames (Taylor), the chief engineer for Dan McLean (Lowe), an airplane manufacturer that hopes to win a big contract with the government given the war in Europe. Though Kay is not a very skilled draftsman, she shows Ames some drawings with creative designs, from Phil, that interest him. Preliminary tests of the aircraft prove disastrous, but Phil establishes the viability of his designs by flying the experimental aircraft himself, which restores his damaged reputation.

Cast

Phil Mercedes

Richard Dix

Phil Mercedes

Martin Ames

Kent Taylor

Martin Ames

Daniel M. 'Dan' McLean

Edmund Lowe

Daniel M. 'Dan' McLean

Kay Mercedes, aka Kay Green

Wendy Barrie

Kay Mercedes, aka Kay Green

Mr. Burdett

Granville Bates

Mr. Burdett

Mr. Grant

Grant Withers

Mr. Grant

Dick Allerton

Donald Briggs

Dick Allerton

Flynn

Charles Quigley

Flynn

Capt. Sanders

Selmer Jackson

Capt. Sanders

Capt. Wallen

Lee Bonnell

Capt. Wallen

Nurse

Pamela Blake

Nurse

Mechanic

Joe Bordeaux

Mechanic

Plainclothesman

Eddie Dunn

Plainclothesman

Court Clerk

Thornton Edwards

Court Clerk

Banker

Paul Everton

Banker

Col. Kolbec

Denis Greene

Col. Kolbec

Reception Clerk

Harry Harvey

Reception Clerk

Barker

Earle Hodgins

Barker

Lt. Norval

George J. Lewis

Lt. Norval

Mechanic

M.G. McConnell

Mechanic

Banker

Forbes Murray

Banker

Boy Entering Office

George Noisom

Boy Entering Office

Mechanic

Ted O'Shea

Mechanic

Shop Foreman

Lee Phelps

Shop Foreman

Ronnie - Waiter

Ronald R. Rondell

Ronnie - Waiter

Bartender

John Sheehan

Bartender

Mechanic

Douglas Spencer

Mechanic

Mechanic

Chester Tallman

Mechanic

Agitated Passenger

Harry Tyler

Agitated Passenger

Max - Radioman

Max Wagner

Max - Radioman

Miss LeClair

Jane Woodworth

Miss LeClair

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