Ceiling Zero

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Ceiling Zero ★★★ 1935

Cagney is an irrepressible pilot who does as he pleases and loves to aggravate his softhearted boss O'Brien. He falls for aviatrix Travis and neglects his duties to woo her, which leads to tragedy. Naturally, this sobers Cagney up and he volunteers for a dangerous test flight. Lots of fast-paced action and Cagney is at his swaggering best. Based on a play by Frank Wead, who also wrote the screenplay. Remade in 1941 as “International Squadron.” 95m/B VHS . James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, June Travis, Stuart Erwin, Henry Wadsworth, Isabel Jewell, Barton MacLane; D: Howard Hawks; W: Frank Wead.