Flying G-Men

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Flying G-Men
Flying G-Men FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed byJames W. Horne
Ray Taylor
Produced byLarry Darmour
Written byRobert E. Kent
Basil Dickey
Sherman L. Lowe
StarringRobert Paige
Richard Fiske
James Craig
Lorna Gray
Music byMorris Stoloff
Sidney Cutner
CinematographyBenjamin H. Kline
Edited byRichard Fantl
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • February 2, 1939 (1939-02-02)
Running time
15 chapters (300 min)
CountryUnited States

Flying G-Men is a 15-episode 1939 Columbia Film serial. It was the sixth of the 57 serials released by Columbia.[1]


Three government aviators, Hal Andrews (Robert Paige), Bart Davis (Richard Fiske) and John Cummings (James Craig) called the "Flying G-Men", one of whom is disguised as "The Black Falcon" (Robert Paige), fight to protect the US and its allies from an enemy spy ring and to avenge the death of the fourth Flying G-Man, Charles Bronson (Stanley Brown).

Bronson was killed when he attempted to stop enemy agents from stealing the new McKay military aircraft, designed by Billy McKay (Sammy McKim). The Junior Air Defenders are also enlisted to help the Flying G-Men. A plot to infiltrate all military factories and airports is discovered but the spy chief called "The Professor"(Forbes Murray) is unknown. Suspecting Marvin Brewster, the owner of a local airport, is The Professor. The G-Men find that he has kidnapped Babs McKay (Lorna Gray), but they follow him to the spy hideout to capture Brewster and rescue Babs.

Chapter titles[edit]

  1. Challenge in the Sky
  2. Flight of the Condemned
  3. The Vulture's Nest
  4. The Falcon Strikes
  5. Flight from Death
  6. Phantom of the Sky
  7. Trapped by Radio
  8. The Midnight Watch
  9. Wings of Terror
  10. Flaming Wreckage
  11. While a Nation Sleeps
  12. Sealed Orders
  13. Flame Island
  14. Jaws of Death
  15. The Falcon's Reward




Flying G-Men had the services of noted aerial stunt pilot and cinematographer Paul Mantz who flew a Lockheed Sirius and Ryan ST.[3][4]

See also[edit]



  1. ^ Weiss, and Goodgold 1984, pp. 143–144.
  2. ^ Cline 1984, p. 223.
  3. ^ Farmer 1984, p. 308.
  4. ^ Wynne 1987, p. 152.


  • Cline, William C. "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., 1984. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
  • Farmer, James H. Celluloid Wings: The Impact of Movies on Aviation. Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania: Tab Books Inc., 1984. ISBN 978-0-83062-374-7.
  • Weiss, Ken and Ed Goodgold. To be Continued ...: A Complete Guide to Motion Picture Serials. New York: Bonanza Books, 1973. ISBN 0-517-166259.
  • Wynne, H. Hugh. The Motion Picture Stunt Pilots and Hollywood's Classic Aviation Movies. Missoula, Montana: Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., 1987. ISBN 0-933126-85-9.

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Preceded by
The Spider's Web (1938)
Columbia Serial
Flying G-Men (1939)
Succeeded by
Mandrake the Magician (1939)