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The Lost Squadron (1932) was a Drama Film directed by George Archainbaud and produced by David O. Selznick.

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My Mary Astor Blogathon Entry: "The Lost Squadron," or Aces High

By David on May 3, 2013 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

As part of the Mary Astor Blogathon sponsored by Tales of the Easily Distracted and Silver Screenings, I am writing about the 1932 film "The Lost Squadron," with Astor, Richard Dix, Robert Armstrong and Hugh "Woo Woo" Herbert. Please click here to read my post, and click here to review the whole dog... Read full article


"The Lost Squadron," or Aces High

By David on Jun 13, 2012 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

(Caution: Spoilers ahead, and we aren't talking about the wings of the biplanes.) Richard Dix made his film debut in 1917, and although he was active in sound films until 1947, his looks and acting style were very much out of the silent days. He was a beefy guy, usually in take-charge roles, and in... Read full article


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"The Lost Squadron" was begun when William LeBaron was still production chief at RKO. When he was fired, his replacement, David O. Selznick, took over the project as a personal production, fired director Paul Sloane and replaced him with George Archainbaud, and increased the film's budget to include more spectacular action sequences.
The original ending was deemed unclear and unbelievable, so a new ending was shot. As a result, 'Eric Linden', who was borrowed from Warner Bros. for a small part, was edited out of the film.
As Richard Dix tries to wave down Robert Armstrong following the plane's sabotage by Von Stroheim, during the back and forth banter Armstrong's character clearly flips "the bird", with a smile on his face.
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