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Sweepstakes (1931) Albert S. Rogell

Sweepstakes 1931
The exciting world of horse-racing provides the setting for this lively comedy that centers on luckless Bud Doyle, a jockey who was falsely accused of cheating and barred from the track. Desperate for work, the fellow becomes a singing waiter in Tijuana. Eventually he is allowed back and ends up winning the Big Race by encouraging his horse with a few rousing “Whoop-tee-dos” which inspire his charger to run a little faster.

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Air Hawks (1935) Albert S. Rogell, Ralph Bellamy, Tala Birell, Wiley Post, Action, Drama, Mystery

Air Hawks (1935)
Filmed a few months before and playing in theatres when Wiley Post and Will Rogers were killed in a plane crash in Point Barrow, Alaska in August, 1935: Barry Eldon is the owner of an airline company that is competing with a rival company for a lucrative air-mail contract with the government. While the other company is bigger and more profitable than Barry’s line, the rival owner has hired a scientist that has perfected a ray-machine that will cause airplanes that its ray is directed at to lose their engine power and crash. Thed government and the public are losing faith in Eldon’s line before he, aided by Renee Dupont, can find out what is causing his airplanes to crash.

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