TAILSPIN TOMMY (1934/VCI) - DVD
Starring: Maurice Murphy, Patricia Farr, Noah Beery Jr., Belle Daube, Lee Beggs, Grant Withers, Walter Miller, Charles A. Browne, Edmund Cobb, John Davidson, Monte Montague, Jack Leonard, Bud Osborne, William Desmond.
Directed By: Louis Friedlander.
Based on the cartoon strip by Hal Forrest, this thrilling serial faithfully re-creates all of the exciting characterizations and non-stop action followed by millions in the daily comics. Tommy Tompkins is a youthful auto mechanic recruited to fly for the Three Points Airlines in a race against time for a mail-delivery contract against airline rival Tiger Taggart. After winning the contract, Tommy becomes a full time pilot and a local hero when he saves a crowd of children from being killed by a runaway plane and also later prevents a railroad catastrophe. Taggart becomes infuriated by Tommy’s success, and along with his henchmen, sabotage the airlines and try to crash Tommy’s plane in a series of aerial “dog fights” that will keep you on the edge of your seat with some of the most remarkable stunt flying ever filmed.
Bonus Features: Trailers.
- Manufacturer: VCI