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This suspense drama was based on a novel by [[Performer~P118209~Antoine de Saint-Exupery~antoinedesaintexupery]]. Riviere ([[Performer~P4291~John Barrymore~johnbarrymore]]), who operates an air delivery service, is fanatical in his dedication to service, putting prompt delivery before the safety of his men or his fleet after receiving a contract to help transport the mail. Riviere's risk-taking earns him the contempt of his pilots, including Jules ([[Performer~P10097~Clark Gable~clarkgable]]), who, despite his misgivings, does his best to satisfy Riviere's punishing schedule. When Jules is lost after a dangerous mission, Riviere has to tell his wife ([[Performer~P31226~Helen Hayes~helenhayes]]) that her husband has died, but despite losing another pilot ([[Performer~P25942~William Gargan~williamgargan]]), Riviere responds by demanding that more pilots be called up to ensure that the letters will be delivered on time. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

John Barrymore
as Riviere
Helen Hayes
as Mme. Fabian
Clark Gable
as Jules
Lionel Barrymore
as Robineau
Robert Montgomery
as Auguste Pellerin
Myrna Loy
as Brazilian Pilot's Wife
William Gargan
as Brazilian Pilot
Leslie Fenton
as Radio Operator
Frank Conroy
as Radio Operator
Ralf Harolde
as Pilot Number Five

Crew

Clarence Brown
Director
Oliver H.P. Garrett
Screenwriter
Charles Marshall
Cinematographer
Oliver Marsh
Cinematographer
Elmer Dyer
Cinematographer
Herbert Stothart
Composer (Music Score)
Hal Kern
Editor
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
David O. Selznick
Executive Producer
Arnold A. Gillespie
Special Effects
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