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Tracy Takes Off | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Tracy Takes Off

Tracy Takes Off | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Spencer Tracy in "Sky Devils," Howard Hughes's silly World War I comedy. Tracy (center) and William Boyd play two inept stowaways who end up on a ship that was taking aviators to Europe. With them in this scene is Ann Dvorak. It is likely that the vintage airplanes used in the film are planes that Hughes purchased for his 1930  film "Hell's Angels."

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DESCRIPTION
Spencer Tracy in "Sky Devils," Howard Hughes's silly World War I comedy. Tracy (center) and William Boyd play two inept stowaways who end up on a ship that was taking aviators to Europe. With them in this scene is Ann Dvorak. It is likely that the vintage airplanes used in the film are planes that Hughes purchased for his 1930 film "Hell's Angels."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10990
Creation Date: 1932
Creator Name:Caddo Company, Inc.
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Collection Name:WCFTR United Artists Stills Title Collection
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:United Artists Stills Title Collection
Original Dimensions:9 x 7.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
It is difficult to know why Milwaukee-born and raised Tracey, one of the all time great motion picture actors, chose to be associated with "Sky Devil's," a film that one reviewed called "relentlessly silly."
SUBJECTS
Actors
Actresses
Motion pictures
Costume
Airplane, Military
World War, 1914-1918
Men
Outdoor photography
Women
RIGHTS AND PERMISSIONS
This image is issued by the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research. For further information, contact WCFTR. Use of the image requires written permission from the staff of the Center. It may not be sold or redistributed, copied for resale or distribution as a photoprint, used as agency stock, or used in any other enterprise. The image should not be significantly altered through conventional or electronic means. Images altered beyond standard cropping and resizing require further negotiation with a staff member. The user is responsible for all issues of copyright. Please Credit: Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
Reference Details
Location:Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, 4th Floor, Madison, Wisconsin

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