Men Against the Sky
Warner Archive Collection (series)
Phil Mercedes, "Greatest Pilot of Them All," is grounded because of his addiction to alcohol. Phil's sister Kay leaves school to help him get back on his feet.
- ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 15 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: March 25, 2014
- Originally Released: 1940
- Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Richard Dix, Kent Taylor, Wendy Barrie & Edmund Lowe|
|Performer:||Granville Bates, Grant Withers, Donald Briggs, Charles Quigley & Selmer Jackson|
|Directed by||Leslie Goodwins|
|Edited by||Desmond Marquette|
|Screenplay by||Nathanael West|
|Cinematography by||Frank Redman|
|Art Direction by||Van Nest Polglase|
|Story by||John Twist|
|Produced by||Howard Benedict|
|Executive Production by||Lee Marcus|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Phil Mercedes, the world-famous "Greatest Pilot of Them All," has been grounded because of his addiction to alcohol. Wendy Barrie plays Phil's sister Kay leaves drafting school to help her struggling sibling get back on his feet, with plans to use her brothers past design skills to keep them both employed. With Phil's unrefined airplane designs in her possession. Kay gets her foot in the door at McLean Aircraft, a company at the edge of bankruptcy and looking for radical engineering solutions to revive its fortunes. When a preliminary stress test for a revolutionary wing design drafted by Phil fails, tension is created in the fledgling relationship between Kay and McLean's chief engineer. This prompts Phil to use his prodigious aerial skills to prove his designs are sound and save McLean Aircraft and his professional reputation.
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