Sky Patrol is a 1939 film directed by Howard Bretherton and starring Lloyd Nolan, Robert Armstrong, and Ann Doran. The film tells the story of two aviators who team up to fight a gang of air pirates who are terrorizing the skies.
The film opens with two pilots, Tex Clark (Nolan) and Jim King (Armstrong), flying for the Sky Patrol, a private organization that provides air security for commercial airlines. They are on a routine flight when they receive a distress signal from a plane that has been hijacked by a gang of air pirates led by “The Black Ace.” Tex and Jim manage to rescue the passengers and bring the hijackers to justice.
But the Black Ace is not deterred and continues to terrorize the skies. He and his gang manage to steal a new invention, a remote-controlled bomber, from the military and plan to use it for their own nefarious purposes. Tex and Jim team up again, this time with the help of a female reporter (Doran), to track down the Black Ace and stop his plans before it’s too late.
The film features exciting aerial stunts and thrilling action sequences, as well as a touch of romance between Tex and the reporter. In the end, Tex and Jim manage to thwart the Black Ace’s plans and bring him to justice, ensuring that the skies are safe once again.
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