~The Air Mail~
1925
Directed by: Irvin Willat

Written by: James Shelley Hamilton

Based on a story by Byron Morgan
~Cast~

Warner Baxter ... Russ Kane
Billie Dove ... Alice Rendon
Mary Brian ... Minnie Wade
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Sandy
George Irving ... Peter Rendon
Richard Tucker ... Jim Cronin
Guy Oliver ... Bill Wade
Lee Shumway ... Scotty
Jack Byron ... Rene Lenoir
John Webb Dillion ... Donald McKee
Lloyd Whitlock ... Speck
~Remaining Credits~

Production Companies:
Arrow Film Corporation
Famous Players-Lasky Corporation

Distribution Company: Paramount Studios

Cinematography by: Alfred Gilks
Presented by: Jesse L. Lasky & Adolph Zukor

Length: 8 Reels
Runtime: 80 Minutes
Released: March 16, 1925
Film on location in:
Death Valley National Park, California, USA
Rhyolite, Nevada, USA

Four of eight reels survive at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
~Plot Synopsis~
By using a borrowed medal, Russ Kane, a crook (Warner Baxter), is able to get a job as an air mail
pilot. His plan is to steal some valuable cargo, but soon enough the job begins to have a positive effect
on him. When his plane has to make a force landing, he meets Alice Rendon (Billie Dove, who was
also the wife of director Irvin Willat). His love for Alice encourages him to go straight. When Alice's
invalid father (George Irving) needs medicine, Kane flies to get it, but on his return the craft is
pursued by two renegade airplanes. Kane's young friend, Sandy (a very fresh-faced Douglas
Fairbanks Jr.), saves the valuable cargo by parachuting out of the plane while holding it. On the
ground, three escaped prisoners have taken over Alice's home. The sheriff's posse wipes out the bad
guys while Kane destroys the outlaw planes, and Sandy achieves his dream by flying the mail to the
next station. Back in 1924 and 1925, the concept of air mail was still very novel (it only took three days
to get the mail across country instead of six -- an impressive feat in those days).

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
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