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Warner Bros.' Devil Dogs of the Air is very much a "formula" picture -- but what a wonderful formula it is! James Cagney plays reckless stunt flyer Tommy O'Toole, who is encouraged to join the Marine Flying Corps by his old Brooklyn buddy Lt. William Brannigan (Pat O'Brien). An undeniably talented flyboy, Tommy is also brash, obnoxious and pugnacious, quickly earning the enmity of his fellow trainees. He even falls out with Brannigan over the affections of pretty waitress Betty Roberts (Margaret Lindsay). Very nearly "washing out" of the service, Tommy is eventually brought into line by the combined efforts of Brannigan, Betty, and the rest of the "devil dogs." After earning oodles of money for Warners during its first release, Devil Dogs of the Air proved equally as successful when it was reissued six years later, just before America's entry into WW II. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

James Cagney
as Tommy O'Toole
Pat O'Brien
as Lt. William Brannigan
Margaret Lindsay
as Betty Roberts
Frank McHugh
as Crash Kelly
Helen Lowell
as Ma Roberts
Russell Hicks
as Captain
Ward Bond
as Senior Instructor
Dennis O'Keefe
as Student
Harry Seymour
as Officer
Joseph Crehan
as Communications Officer
Charles Sherlock
as Third Student
William "Wild Bill" Elliott
as Instructor
Selmar Jackson
as Medical Officer
David Newell
as Lt. Brown
Don Turner
as First Student
Carlyle Blackwell
as Messenger
William B. Davidson
as Adjutant
Bob Spencer
as Mate
Samuel S. Hinds
as Fleet Commander

Crew

Lloyd Bacon
Director
Arthur Edeson
Cinematographer
Leo F. Forbstein
Composer (Music Score)
Leo F. Forbstein
Musical Direction/Supervision
William B. Clemens
Editor
Orry-Kelly
Costume Designer
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