Ceiling Zero

James Cagney as Dizzy Davis and June Travis as Tommy Thomas in Ceiling Zero (1936).  June was quite likeable opposite Cagney, but she didn’t otherwise have much of a career, with 30 acting credits from 1932 to 1938 and two more films in 1952 to 1965.

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Three pilots in Ceiling Zero (1936).  Other aviation themed films from Howard Hawks are the lost silent Air Circus, The Dawn Patrol, Only Angels Have Wings and Air Force.

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Mail pilots at ground control in Ceiling Zero (1936).  Only Angels Have Wings was another Howard Hawks story about mail pilots.

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Ceiling Zero is Howard Hawks’ 19th film.

Ceiling Zero premiered Jan 16, 1936.

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James Cagney, Pat O’Brien and June Travis in a typical Hawks triangle in Ceiling Zero (1936)

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James Cagney and June Travis in a publicity still for Ceiling Zero (1936), the first of three Howard Hawks films released in 1936, the most of any year in his long career which consistently averaged a film a year.

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James Cagney and Pat O’Brien in a publicity still for Ceiling Zero (1936), the second of nine films they made together.  Other popular cinematic male pairs are Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas who made seven films together, and Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau who also made nine films together.

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June Travis in the middle of another Howard Hawks triangle in Ceiling Zero (1936).

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Ceiling Zero (1936), the second of nine films with James Cagney and Pat O’Brien.  Perhaps their most memorable is Angels With Dirty Faces (1939).

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publicity still of a typical Howard Hawks work group in Ceiling Zero (1935)