The Flying Fleet (1929)

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The story follows six midshipman after they graduate from Annapolis. Their goal is to become U.S. Navy pilots and three of them are eliminated at the San Diego Naval Base. The remaining ... See full summary »


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  • Ramon Novarro and Gardner James in The Flying Fleet (1929)
  • Ramon Novarro in The Flying Fleet (1929)
  • Ramon Novarro in The Flying Fleet (1929)
  • Ramon Novarro in The Flying Fleet (1929)
  • Ramon Novarro in The Flying Fleet (1929)
  • Ramon Novarro and Anita Page in The Flying Fleet (1929)

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12 February 2011 | wes-connors
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| Ramon Novarro Stays on Top at MGM
The U.S. Naval Academy successfully graduates handsome aviators Ramon Novarro (as Tommy Winslow) and Ralph Graves (as Steve Randall). While training, the men in uniform see pretty blonde Anita Page (as Anita Hastings) water-skiing and think, "That's what I call seafood!" Nice line. Both men want to spend their off-duty time making it with Ms. Page. Friendly bickering grows more serious as Page plays along with both Mr. Novarro and Mr. Graves. A grand seafaring adventure leads to the final clinch...

With not much of a plot, but plenty of pilot footage, "The Flying Fleet" was a top production and box office hit, despite its appearance during the waning days of silent films. The synchronized sound effects score is nicely done (a DVD release implies the soundtrack is newly recorded; if so, whoever put it together knows the old style exceptionally well). The film benefits from spectacular photography from Charles A. Marshall and Ira H. Morgan. And, of course, Novarro and the cast are irresistibly charming.

****** The Flying Fleet (1/19/29) George W. Hill ~ Ramon Novarro, Ralph Graves, Anita Page, Edward J. Nugent

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