This is a new, sealed DVD titled Up in the Air, starring Mantan Moreland and Frankie Darro, and directed by Howard P. Bretherton. The story involves two amateur "criminologists" who become embroiled in a perplexing mystery when radio singer, Rita Wilson (Lorna Gray), is murdered.
In one of seven film appearances together, Frankie Darro and Mantan Moreland find plenty of laughs and adventure in their pursuit of the killer. Mantan Moreland, a veteran actor who delighted audiences as "Birmingham Brown" in the Charlie Chan series, provides many comedic moments including a soft shoe dance and a black face routine with Frankie, reminiscent of the radio show Amos n' Andy.
Also appearing is Marjorie Reynolds as Anne Mason, the receptionist at the broadcasting station and would-be singer who helps with the investigation. Reynolds later showed her singing talent as Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire's love interest in Holiday Inn.
Not-Rated | B&W | 62 minutes | Original Release: 1940 | 2003 Release by Alpha Video
Up in the Air is presented in its unedited state. Some of the scenes are inappropriate by today's standards and reflect the attitudes prevalent when the film was created.
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