Without Orders (1936)

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At Portland, Oregon, playboy pilot Len Kendrick (Vinton Haworth) lands at the end of a cross-country record flight, met by his father J.P. Kendrick (Charley Grapewin) who owns Amalgamated Air Lines. Len is a media darling, adored by fans for his daring flights. He is in love with Amalgamated stewardess Kay Armstrong (Sally Eilers) who is dating veteran pilot "Wad" Madison (Robert Armstrong). Len dates her sister Penny (Frances Sage) who learns that his hard-drinking and recklessness has caused the death of his co-pilot. Penny knows that he was drinking before the fateful flight and only escaped prosecution by bribing a bartender. She leaves Len who ends up at Amalgamated as a line pilot, being tutored by Wad.

Rotten Tomatoes: No critic reviews / Audience 67%

Rated Unrated,  1 hr 4 mins

GENRES
Drama
DIRECTION
Lew Landers
CAST
Sally Eilers  •  Robert Armstrong  •  Frances Sage  •  Charley Grapewin

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Sally Eilers Kay Armstrong
Robert Armstrong Wad. Madison
Frances Sage Penny Armstrong
Charley Grapewin J.P. Kendrick
Vinton Hayworth Len Kendrick
Ward Bond Tim Casey
May Boley Mrs. Maddy Overhose
Arthur Loft Air Controller Calkins
Walter Miller Commerce Airline Inspector
Hooper Atchley Worried Man Awaiting Salt Lake Flight
Edith Craig Worried Lady Awaiting Salt Lake Flight
Alan Curtis Co-Pilot