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The Lost Squadron (1932)




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Erich von Stroheim parodies himself in this melodrama of a maniacal film director who makes his stunt pilots risk their lives for his movie.
Comedy , Drama
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RKO Pictures


Richard Dix
as Capt. `Gibby' Gibson
Mary Astor
as Follette Marsh
Erich von Stroheim
as Arthur von Furst
Dorothy Jordan
as The pest
Robert Armstrong
as Lt. Woody Curwood
Ralph Ince
as Jettick, Detective
Dick Grace
as Flier
Art Gobel
as Flier
Leo Nomis
as Flier
Ward Bond
as Soldier
Marjorie Peterson
as Stenographer
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Critic Reviews for The Lost Squadron

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

It is not without authority, even though the dramatics are a bit strained.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

It is an excellent melodrama, ably directed, with a background familiar to producers -- for it is chiefly concerned with stunt flying before the cameras in Hollywood and a film director is the evil genius.

Full Review… | November 4, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

With a cynically acidic script by Herman J Mankiewicz, among others, this early talkie is one of the most enjoyably scabrous examples of Hollywood on Hollywood.

Full Review… | November 4, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Bizarre but absorbing.

Full Review… | September 29, 2014
TV Guide

Penned in a delightfully nasty cynical way by Herman Mankiewicz.

Full Review… | August 4, 2005
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