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INTRODUCTION:
Now We're In the Air is a slapstick comedy of "aeronuts" who stumble into an air battle in France in World War I. The film is lost.


CAST:
Wallace Beery .... Wally (imdb)
Raymond Hatton .... Ray
Russell Simpson .... Lord Abercrombie McTavish
Louise Brooks .... Griselle / Grisette
Emile Chautard .... Monsieur Chelaine
Malcolm Waite .... Professor Saenger
Duke Martin .... Top Sargeant

CREDITS:
Studio: Paramount
Director: Frank R. Strayer (imdb)
Writing Credits: Screenplay by Thomas J. Geraghty, adapted from an original story idea by Monte Brice and Keene Thompson; titles by George Marion
Format: Silent - black & white
Cinematography: Harry Perry
Production dates: August 1 through September 10, 1927
Running Time: 6 reels
Release Date: October 22, 1927 (United States); August 20, 1928 (England)
Country of Origin: United States

Alternate Titles:   Dos tiburones en el aire (Argentina); Riff und Raff als Luftschiffer (Austria); Nous sommes dans les air (Belgium); Dois aguias no ar (Brazil); Ted my jsme ve vzduchu (Czechoslovakia); Aviatori per forza (Italy); Aviatori ... per forza (Italy); Ed eccoci aviatori (Italy); Reclutas por los aires (Mexico); Hoerawe vliegen (Netherlands); Recrutas aviadores (Portugal); Hjältar i luften (Sweden)

STORY SYNOPSIS:
Wally and Ray are cousins intent upon getting the fortune of their Scotch grandad, an aviation nut. They become mixed-up with the U. S. flying corps and are wafted over the enemy lines in a runaway balloon. Through misunderstanding they are honored as heroes of the enemy forces, and sent back to the U.S. lines to spy. Here they are captured and almost shot, but everything ends happily.

 

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