Now We’re in the Air
Photograph: Silent Era
B&W : Six reels / 5798 feet
Directed by Frank Strayer
Cast: Wallace Beery [Wally], Raymond Hatton [Ray], Russell Simpson [Lord Abercrombie McTavish], Louise Brooks [Grisette Chelaine], Emile Chautard [Monsieur Chelaine], Malcolm Waite [Professor Saenger], Duke Martin [top sergeant]
Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Scenario by Thomas J. Geraghty, from a screen story by Monte Brice and Keene Thompson. Cinematography by Harry Perry. Intertitles by George Marion [?] + Ralph Spence? Presented by Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky. / © 22 October 1927 by Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation [LP24571]. Released 22 October 1927. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The production was shot from 1 August through 10 September 1927. / Silent film.
Comedy: World War I.
Synopsis: [Moving Picture World, 17 December 1927, page 24] 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.
Survival status: The film is presumed lost.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Airplanes - France - War: World War I (28 July 1914-11 November 1918)
Listing updated: 3 October 2008.
References: Brownlow-Parade p. 296; Paris-Brooks p. 558 : ClasIm-204 p. 44 : Website-AFI.