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Sky Racket

An heiress and a Federal agent are on a mission to roust a gang of ruthless gangsters.
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DVD Details

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 1 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1937
  • Label: Alpha Video

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Description by OLDIES.com:

Three U.S. Mail planes have been shot down by a mysterious ray-gun. Cargo has been stolen and their pilots are missing. Undercover Agent, Eric Lane (Herman Brix) is assigned to pose as a pilot and discover who is behind the daring robberies. Marion Bronson (Joan Barclay) stows away on Eric's plane to avoid an arranged marriage to the insufferable Count Barski (Duncan Renaldo). When the decoy craft is shot down with its surprise passenger aboard, Agent Lane must act fast to save the girl without blowing his cover.

Sky Racket is one of five films between 1936 and 1937 starring both Herman Brix and Joan Barclay. Best known for his athletic prowess and being the hands-down favorite to play Tarzan by the character's creator Edgar Rice Burroughs, Brix (who later changed his name to Bruce Bennett) celebrated his 100th birthday on May 19th, 2006.

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Customer Rating: Rating 4.0
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Rating 4.0 Great For The Wrong Reasons Movie Lover: from NJ -- October, 9, 2008

A gang of crooks use a ray that conks out plane engines so that they can steal the US Mail (Wouldn't it have been easier to conk out truck engines instead??) Nevertheless, a classic "B" movie, and an absolutely unintentionally hilarious musical number stuck in the middle of the film for no apparent reason! I loved Brix's disguise, which was to take off his leather flying jacket and put on a regular one??!! Hattie McDaniels does a good job here as (of course) the maid, and the whole cast holds their own. Great fun, and well worth the $5.00


Rating 5.0 "Sky Racket" Movie Lover: from Blackwood, NJ, USA -- April, 25, 2007

The visual quality and sound is the best. Hard to believe that "Sky Racket" was made between 1936 and 1937. It is a real treat to see Hattie McDaniels in a movie such as this, even if all she has is a small role in the film. This is one of those fastastic finds at the Oldies site.


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  • Sales Rank: 8,269
  • UPC: 089218528995
  • Shipping Weight: 0.27/lbs (approx)
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