Now We're in the Air
|Now We're in the Air|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Frank R. Strayer|
|Produced by||Adolph Zukor|
Jesse L. Lasky
|Written by||Monte Brice|
Thomas J. Geraghty
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Now We're in the Air is a 1927 American silent comedy film starring the late-1920s intermittent comedy team of Wallace Beery and Raymond Hatton, and Louise Brooks, who plays twins, one raised French, and the other raised German. The movie was directed by Frank R. Strayer.
Wallace Beery and Louise Brooks worked together the following year in Beggars of Life, a well-received early sound film. Hatton also sometimes appeared paired in films with Beery's brother Noah Beery.
- Wallace Beery as Wally
- Raymond Hatton as Ray
- Russell Simpson as Lord Abercrombie McTavish
- Louise Brooks as Griselle and as Grisette
- Emile Chautard as Monsieur Chelaine
- Malcolm Waite as Prof. Saenger
- Duke Martin as Top Sargeant
- Richard Alexander as German officer (uncredited)
- Theodore von Eltz as German officer (uncredited)
- Fred Kohler (uncredited)
- Charles Stevens as Knife Thrower (uncredited)
- Mattie Witting as Madame Chelaine, mother of the twins (uncredited)
Now We're in the Air was long believed to be a lost film. Three fragments were discovered in 2016 in a Czech archive; the surviving material was incomplete and badly deteriorated. In the end, approximately 23 minutes of the original 6 reel film was able to be preserved, including one scene in which Louise Brooks is seen is wearing a black tutu. The print was found in Prague at the Czech Národní filmový archiv (the Czech Republic’s National Film Archive) by film preservationist Robert Byrne. "When Byrne inspected the elements for Rif a Raf, Politi (the Czech title for Now We’re in the Air), he found the film had only partially survived in a state which also showed nitrate decomposition. Additionally, the surviving scenes were found to be out of order, and there were Czech-language titles in place of the original American titles. Byrne spent more than eight months reconstructing the surviving material, including restoring the film’s original English-language inter-titles and original tinting." 
The preserved print was shown for the first time at The San Francisco Silent Film Festival on June 2, 2017.
- Brooks, Louise (1982). Lulu in Hollywood. Knopf. ISBN 0394-520718.
- Gladysz, Thomas (2017). Now We're in the Air. PandorasBox Press. ISBN 978-0692976685.
- Paris, Barry (1989). Louise Brooks. Knopf. ISBN 0394-559231.
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- Now We're in the Air on IMDb
- Synopsis at AllMovie
- Long Missing Louise Brooks Film Found; Huffington Post
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