Murder in the Clouds


Lyle Talbot plays a hot-shot pilot who tangles with crooks trying to steal a new explosive.

Murder in the Clouds is a 1934 American action film dealing with aviation. The film stars Lyle Talbot and Ann Dvorak, and is directed by D. Ross Lederman. Although standard formula "B" film fare, it was notable as the screenplay and original story was written by Dore Schary as a freelance writer, during one of his periods when he was fired from a more prestigious film job. Schary was a director, writer, producer and playwright who later became head of production at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and eventually president of the studio.|group=N}}
  • Walter Brennan (uncredited)
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    Principal photography took place primarily at the Grand Central Airport (United States) and airport, in the Warner Bros. studio, and at Big Bear Lake, California, from August 27 to September 15, 1934.




    • Farmer, James H. Broken Wings: Hollywood's Air Crashes. Missoula, Montana: Pictorial Histories Pub Co., 1984. ISBN 978-9-999926-515.
    • Wynne, H. Hugh. The Motion Picture Stunt Pilots and Hollywood's Classic Aviation Movies. Missoula, Montana: Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., 1987. ISBN 0-933126-85-9.

    Category:1934 films
    Category:American films
    Category:American mystery films
    Category:Aviation films
    Category:1930s romance films
    Category:English-language films
    Category:Black-and-white films
    Category:Films directed by D. Ross Lederman
    Category:First National Pictures films

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