Cast & Crew
During a World War I aerial dogfight, pilot Bob King is shot down over France, where he dies surrounded by his friends, "Lucky," Ted Hunter and Pa Kearns. Years later, Pa, who is blind and guided by his keen hearing, works at an airport as an engine expert. Bob's daughter Kitty, now a grown woman, works as a TWA stewardess and is watched over by the airport mechanics. Meanwhile, Ted flies over the airport, perfoming aerobatics, but the others resent his grandstanding. However, Kitty likes him, and one evening, they go gambling. Ted repulses Kitty's advances and flies her back to the airport. The mechanics are waiting for Ted, and he fights with pilot Dick Miller, who is in love with Kitty, and wins. Ted then announces that he and Kitty will be married, and although everyone predicts Ted will never amount to anything, Kitty is happy. Ted forces Kitty to quit her job, although he can find no work due to his reputation for being unreliable. Dick, still looking out for Kitty, gets her job back for her. Meanwhile, three-time divorcee Sylvia Carleton becomes interested in Ted's scheme to build a new airplane with retractable wings that can fly across the Pacific. Sylvia invites Ted for a weekend in Albuquerque, and despite her suspicions of Sylvia's intentions, Kitty allows him to go. Later, a letter from a corporation arrives offering Ted a job, and Kitty, accompanied by Dick, goes to inform him. However, Kitty finds Ted drunk with Sylvia and leaves angrily. Ted finally realizes what he has done and learns that Kitty has boarded a train bound for home. Ted and Dick learn that her train is headed for a collapsing bridge, and each flies separately to warn the engineer. The engineer ignores the two planes until Ted lands on the tracks and wrecks his plane. Dick flies him back to the hospital with Kitty, and the couple are reunited.
J. M. Kerrigan
The New York Times review credits the author of the short story "Air Hostess," as Grace Perkins, a pseudonym of Dora Macy.