This DVD has the classic comic strip character Tailspin Tommy come to life. Experience this classic action/adventure film, one of the true classics of the genre.
Running Time: 59 Minutes
MPAA Ratings: NR
Feel the exhilaration of watching one of Hollywood's first ever comic strip heroes onscreen. John Trent plays the legendary Tailspin Tommy in this classic thriller, where he tries helping out a juvenile delinquent. Here is a complete review of the film included in this incredible DVD. Trent as Tommy tries to help some juvenile delinquents by getting them interested in model airplane building. He encounters a special kid, Whitey, whom he literally takes under his wings. He introduces him to the joys of building balsa wood and tissue model airplanes. When Tommy crash-lands in a storm, the boy helps rescue him by using the miniature plane as a signal to the search parties. The publicity that arises from the rescue causes the formerly delinquent Baker to reevaluate his outlook on life and reforms him from a rough speaking youngster to a caring and talented friend. The kid's adult brother, who is up to no good, tricks Whitey into helping him in the plots to rob a payroll flight. Whitey works out a way that kids can give distress signals by having model planes do miniature skywriting, which he also shows Tailspin. Faking a fatal accident Whitey's brother convinces the former to get Tailspin to land using his smoke signal. Capturing Tailspin Tommy and getting their hands on the payroll 'dough', the villains take Whitey and Tailspin to their hideout, with no intentions of keeping them alive. Tailspin and Whitey conspire a plan to save their lives and it is time for another model airplane to save the day.
John Trent plays the brave and fearless pilot Tailspin Tommy, created by Hal Forrest. One of the first aviation comic strips to appear in the nation's funny pages was Tailspin Tommy, which made its debut in the spring of 1928. The comic became outdated throughout the years, and was cancelled in 1942. This film stands as a worthy example of our sweet, innocent past. It even has good special effects. The plot moves along briskly.
This film, about the classic daredevil aviator Tommy, was not only an adventure movie, but also filled with educational information and aviation terminology.
Dennis Moore - Duke
Julius Tannen - Dawson
Eddie Parker - Williams
Joseph E. Bernard - Brown (as Joe Bernard)
Harry Harvey Jr. - Johnny
Jason Robards Sr. - Paul Smith (as Jason Robards)
Walter Wills - Cap
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