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|Ace Drummond Vol 2|
Actors: John 'Dusty' King, Jean Rogers, Noah Beery Jr., Guy Bates Post, Lon Chaney Jr.
Directors: Clifford Smith, Ford Beebe
Genres: Action & Adventure, Television
Platform: DVD MOVIE Publisher: ALPHA VIDEO Packaging: DVD STYLE BOX Based on the comic strip by beloved World War I flying hero Eddie Rickenbacker this popular serial of the '30s follows the adventures of master pilot A... more »
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"This is a very early serial that people still tend to talk about a lot. In my view it's famous mainly because the hero breaks out into a really dumb little song in the middle of an airplane in Chapter One, and again a couple of times later in the picture. "Ace Drummond" was a comic strip created by World War One flying ace Captain Eddie Rickenbacker.
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