Passed | | Comedy, Musical
Billy's plane is a Ryan B-1 Brougham, registration NC3226. First flown in 1927, 212 of all variants were built - the most numerous being the initial production version B-1. It had room for a pilot and five passengers, a top speed of 125 mph and a range of 700 miles.
You're Americans, aren't you?
Professor Cunningham: Yes, yes, but we can't lend you any money.
When Billy lands his plane, he motions to shut off the engine - and its sound stops instantly, even though the prop is still turning.
There are still several TV prints around that are missing the Technicolor sequences. The recently restored print seems to be complete, including the long lost finale.