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Now We're in the Air
Director: Frank Strayer (Dir)
Release Date:   22 Oct 1927
Duration (in feet):   5,798
Duration (in reels):   6
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Cast:   Wallace Beery (Wally)  
    Raymond Hatton (Ray)  
    Russell Simpson (Lord Abercrombie McTavish)  
    Louise Brooks (Grisette Chelaine)  
    Emile Chautard (Monsieur Chelaine)  
    Malcolm Waite (Professor Saenger)  
    Duke Martin (Top sergeant)  

Summary: "Wally and Ray are cousins intent upon getting the fortune of their Scotch grandad, an aviation nut. They become mixed-up with the U. S. flying corps and are wafted over the enemy lines in a runaway balloon. Through misunderstanding they are honored as heroes of the enemy forces, and sent back to the U. S. lines to spy. Here they are captured and almost shot, but everything ends happily." ( Moving Picture World, 17 Dec 1927, p. 24.) 

Production Company: Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.  
Distribution Company: Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.  
Director: Frank Strayer (Dir)
Producer: Adolph Zukor (Pres)
  Jesse L. Lasky (Pres)
Writer: Tom J. Geraghty (Scen)
  Monte Brice (Story)
  Keene Thompson (Story)
  George Marion Jr. (Titles)
Photography: Harry Perry (Cam)
Country: United States
Language: English

Source Text:

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp. 22/10/1927 dd/mm/yyyy LP24571

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Genre: Comedy
Subjects (Major): Balloons (Hot air)
  United States. Army Air Corps


Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Film Daily   12 Dec 1927.   
MPW   17 Dec 1927   p. 24.
Variety   14 Dec 1927   p. 18.

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