The Aviator (1929 film)

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The Aviator
The Aviator 1929 Poster.jpg
theatrixal release poster
Directed by Roy Del Ruth
Produced by Irving Asher
Written by James Montgomery (play)
Arthur Caesar
Robert Lord
De Leon Anthony (titles)
Starring Edward Everett Horton
Patsy Ruth Miller
Music by Rex Dunn (uncredited)
Cinematography Chick McGill (aka Barney McGill)
Edited by William Holmes
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) December 14, 1929 (US)
Running time 75 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Aviator is a 1929 all-talking pre-code Vitaphone comedy film produced and released by Warner Bros.. Directed by Roy Del Ruth, the film was based on the play of the same name by James Montgomery and starred Edward Everett Horton and Patsy Ruth Miller. The Aviator today is considered a lost film.[1]


To boost the sales of a wartime book of flying experiences, Brooks, the publisher, credits the authorship to Robert Street (played by Edward Everett Horton), who is completely ignorant of aviation. Street gets into all sorts of trouble in attempting to carry out the ruse.



No film elements are known to survive. The soundtrack, which was recorded on Vitaphone disks, may survive in private hands.

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