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Murder in the Clouds

Murder in the Clouds(1934)

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Three Star Bob Halsey is a wild pilot who loves flying stunts. He is in love with stewardess Judy Wagner, but she refuses to marry him until he settles down. Judy is, therefore, a little upset when her brother Tom tells her that he has gotten a job as Bob's co-pilot. When Lackey, the head of the airport, is asked to assign someone to fly a top secret formula for a new explosive along with its inventor to Washington, D. C., he assigns Bob and Tom. Unknown to him, the conversation is overheard by spy Jason, who telephones fellow agent Taggart with the information. Just before the flight, Bob goes into a nearby bar for a soft drink, and three men pick a fight with him, knocking him out. When he does not show up at the airport on time, another pilot, George Wexley, offers to take the plane up with Tom. Soon after takeoff, the plane explodes, killing all on board. Government agents search the crash area for the cylinder containing the formula, but they cannot find it. Bob and Lackey fly to the crash site to aid in the search, but Bob only finds Tom's hat. Judy, who is waiting at the airport, grows impatient for news and drives up to the site. She is not allowed to pass, but takes a back road, stopping at a house up the road. By chance she has found Taggart's hideout, where Jason and Wexley are staying. Wexley tells Judy that Tom parachuted out of the airplane along with him and is now in Mexico where she can meet him. He plans to attach the cylinder to her car so that she will innocently smuggle the cylinder out of the country. Meanwhile, Wings Mahoney, another pilot, tells Bob that Judy left to meet him, and then Bob learns that Jason was involved somehow in the crash. Bob and Lackey search Jason's office and find the listening device. While this is going on, Judy overhears a radio report of the accident, and realizes that Wexley has been lying to her. She pretends not to have heard the news, and that night, paints a message on the roof of the house. Flying over the crash site, Bob and Wings see Judy's sign, and land the airplane nearby. Leaving Wings at the controls, Bob sneaks into the house and rescues Judy, but is seen by one of the men. Bob and Judy rush to the airplane, but Wings panics and flys away without them. While Wings is trying to bring the government agents, Wexley escapes in another airplane with Judy and the formula. The agents finally arrive, and with Bob's help, ground Wexley's airplane and rescue Judy and the formula. Judy and Bob get married.