Up in the Air (1940)





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In this fast paced mystery, an eager page boy for a radio station tries to convince the owners to let him do a comedy show with his pal, a porter. A hopeful singer and the station receptionist support the lads with the former hoping to make her debut there. Things are looking up for the young folk when suddenly several of the station's star acts are murdered on the air. The page, the porter and the receptionist begin investigating while the young singer fills in for the slain chanteuse. Success ensues all around.
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Mystery & Suspense
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Frankie Darro
as Frankie Ryan
Marjorie Reynolds
as Anne Mason
Mantan Moreland
as Jeff Jefferson
Lorna Grey
as Singer Rita Wilson aka Gladys Wharton
Adrian Booth
as Rita Wilson
Dick Elliott
as Hastings
John Holland
as Quigley
Carleton Young
as Stevens
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Critic Reviews for Up in the Air

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

(Clooney and Farmiga) keep the wit and chemistry bouncing back and forth like a modern-day Tracy and Hepburn, if you can picture Hepburn sashaying across a hotel room wearing nothing but a man's necktie looped around her waist.

Full Review… | January 15, 2010
Top Critic

George Clooney is amazing in this even though he wasn't even born at the time it was made!

November 18, 2009

Audience Reviews for Up in the Air


It is quite a funny picture. It rides on the back of hilarious character actor Mantan Moreland, and offers plenty of one-liners to keep the fast pace going. It is an underrated and unknown gem.

Willie Jones
Willie Jones

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