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Criminals of the Air

Criminals of the Air(1937)

Also Known As: Guardians of the Air | Honeymoon Pilot |

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Brief Synopsis

Undercover agent Mark Owens (Charles Quigley) is sent to aid the Border Patrol in the trans-border town of Hernandez in breaking up a well-organized band of smugglers. Since the town is also noted for a place for obtaining quick marriages on the Mexico side, Mark obtains the job of pilot on "The Honeymoon Express." He does not realize that he has been recognized as a G-Man by "Hot Cake" Joe (Herbert Heywood), operator of a sandwich stand and an informant for the smugglers. Reporter Nancy Rawlings (Rosalind Keith), assigned to the airport on the American side of the border, sees Mike running the matrimonial express in his flamboyant uniform, and thinks he is ridiculous enough to make a good story. Her suspicions are aroused when he refuses to be photographed. She is further convinced he is a smuggler when she sees him accepting money from Kurt Feldon (Russell Hicks), suspected head of the smugglers. Feldon has accepted Mike as a genuine pilot for wedding parties and is paying him to steer customers to his cafe. Learning the truth from Joe, Feldon orders his henchman/flyer Blast Reardon (Marc Lawrence)to get rid of Mike. Blast, with a gang moll as his accomplice, charters Mike to fly them across the border to get married. A waitress at the airport, who Nancy has bribed to watch Mike's activities, tips her off about the flight and Nancy hides in the plane. Once in the air, Blast forces Mike to land at the smuggler's hideout, where he is imprisoned.

Cast & Crew

Rosalind Keith Nancy Rawlings
Charles Quigley Mark Owens
John Gallaudet Ray Patterson
Marc Lawrence Blast Reardon
John Hamilton Captain Wallace
Ralph Byrd Williamson
Walter Soderling Camera-eye Condon
Russell Hicks Kurt Feldon
John Tyrrell Bill Morris
Lester Dorr Trigger
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1937 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Columbia Pictures Corp. of California, Ltd.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Columbia Pictures Corp. of California, Ltd.
Duration(mins):  61 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  6    

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