The Air Circus
|The Air Circus|
|Directed by||Howard Hawks
|Written by||Norman Z. McLeod
Seton I. Miller
|Distributed by||Fox Film Corporation|
|Running time||118 min.|
The plot concerns two students (Arthur Lake and David Rollins), encountering an accomplished aviator (Sue Carol) in flight school and learning to fly.
The Air Circus is Hawks' seventh feature, and the first with sound dialog. The film was completely finished as a silent when the studio commissioned dialog from screenwriter F. Hugh Herbert and assigned Lewis Seiler to insert 15 minutes of talking footage, which Hawks considered "mawkish".
- Arthur Lake as Speed Doolittle
- Sue Carol as Sue Manning
- David Rollins as Buddy Blake
- Louise Dresser as Mrs. Blake
- Heinie Conklin as Jerry McSwiggin
- Charles Delaney as Charles Manning
- Earl Robinson as Lt. Blake
- Virginia Cherrill as Extra (uncredited)
- "The Air Circus". silentera.com.
- Howard Hawks: The Grey Fox of Hollywood, Todd McCarthy, p. 94
- The Air Circus at Arne Andersen's Lost Film Files: Fox Films: 1928
- The Great Stars, Lost Films Wanted
- The Air Circus at AllMovie
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