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Film, Video The Flying Ace

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Title

  • The Flying Ace

Summary

  • Capt. Billy Stokes, a World War I pilot known as the Flying Ace, returns home a hero and resumes his former job as a railroad detective. His first task is to solve the mystery of a missing payroll agent, Blair Kimball, and a satchel holding $25,000. He thinks the payroll agent has taken the money. He also suspects another pilot, Finley Tucker, of being involved in the crime. Tucker is courting Ruth, the beautiful daughter of the railroad station master, for whom Stokes also has feelings. Tucker kidnaps Ruth and takes off with the money. Stokes follows in his own plane. Tucker's aircraft catches fire but Stokes is nearby, dropping a rope ladder to Ruth, who climbs to safety. Finley dons a parachute and jumps, only to be arrested on the ground. After her ordeal, Stokes comforts Ruth, and makes his feelings about her known.

Names

  • Norman, Richard E., 1891-1960, film director, film producer, screenwriter
  • Criner, Lawrence, 1898-1965, actor
  • Boyd, Kathryn (Actress), actor
  • De Legge, Boise, actor
  • Platts, Harold, 1900-1989, actor
  • Daniels, Lyons, 1881-1930, actor
  • Colvin, George, 1864- actor
  • Jordan, Sam, actor
  • Brown, R. L., Jr., 1884-1960, actor
  • Reynolds, Steve (Actor), actor
  • Sauer, Rodney, compiler, performer
  • Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, contributor
  • Norman Studios, production company
  • Kino Lorber, Inc., film distributor

Created / Published

  • United States : Kino Lorber : 2016.

Headings

  • -  African American air pilots--Drama
  • -  African American detectives--Drama
  • -  Theft--Drama
  • -  Kidnapping--Drama
  • -  Rescues--Drama

Genre

  • Aviation films
  • Detective and mystery films
  • Romance films
  • Race films
  • Feature films
  • Fiction films

Notes

  • -  Lawrence Criner, Kathryn Boyd, Boise De Legge, Harold Platts, Lyons Daniels, George Colvin, Sam Jordan, Dr. R.L. Brown, Steve "Peg" Reynolds.
  • -  Performers: Britt Swenson (violin), Brian Collins (clarinet), Dawn Kramer (trumpet), David Short (cello), Rodney Sauer (piano).
  • -  "Kino Classics".
  • -  Musical score compiled from historic photoplay music by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.
  • -  Filmed in Jacksonville, Florida, probably in 1925.
  • -  Parts of summary from the Norman Studios WWW site and the Internet movie database.
  • -  Originally released in 1926 by the Norman Film Manufacturing Company.
  • -  This film was selected for the National Film Registry.
  • -  Sources use; Norman Studios WWW site, viewed December 9, 2021 (Films & Stars, Norman Films); Internet movie database, December 9, 2021; Wikipedia WWW site, viewed December 9, 2021; AFI catalog online, December 9, 2021.

Medium

  • 1 video file (digital) (66 min.) : sd., b&w.

Source Collection

  • AFI/Norman Studios Collection (Library of Congress)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021604060

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Norman, Richard E., Film Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Lawrence Criner, Kathryn Boyd, Boise De Legge, Harold Platts, Lyons Daniels, George Colvin, et al. The Flying Ace. produceds by Norman Studiosuction Company, Sauer, Rodneyiler United States: Kino Lorber:, 2016. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021604060/.

APA citation style:

Norman, R. E., Criner, L., Boyd, K., De Legge, B., Platts, H., Daniels, L. [...] Kino Lorber, I. (2016) The Flying Ace. Norman Studiosuction Company, prod, Sauer, R United States: Kino Lorber:. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021604060/.

MLA citation style:

Norman, Richard E., Film Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, et al. The Flying Ace. prod by Norman Studiosuction Company, Sauer, Rodneyiler United States: Kino Lorber:, 2016. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021604060/>.