The Road to Glory

Warner Baxter and June Lang in an original publicity still for The Road to Glory (1936).  Warner was a 1930 Oscar winner as the Cisco Kid in In Old Arizona, and a big name actor of the time.  His star rather quickly dimmed, but he managed to earn 108 acting credits through 1950.

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Isabell Jewel and June Travis in a publicity still from Ceiling Zero (1936) on the cover of a foreign movie magazine.

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the aviation team in Ceiling Zero (1936) includes a female pilot.

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June Travis and James Cagney in Ceiling Zero (1936).  They were a fine Hawksian couple and June was a fine Hawksian woman, but her big break didn’t lead to much of a career.

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James Cagney and June Travis in a screencap from Ceiling Zero (1936).

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June Travis out of costume in a publicity still for Ceiling Zero (1935)

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June Travis is a pilot in Ceiling Zero (1936).  She was not the first female pilot in a Howard Hawks movie.  Sue Carol was the female stunt pilot in a man’s world in Air Circus (1928), a lost Howard Hawks silent film.

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James Cagney and June Travis in a publicity still for Ceiling Zero (1936).  June was a likeable presence in the film, but it didn’t lead to much of a career for her.  She was born in Chicago and had 32 acting credits from 1935 to 1938, and then a film in 1952, and her final film Monster-A-Go-Go in 1965.  She lived to be 93.

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James Cagney and June Travis in a publicity still for Ceiling Zero (1935)

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James Cagney and June Travis in a publicity still for Ceiling Zero (1935)

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James Cagney and June Travis in a publicity still for Ceiling Zero (1936).  June was a spirited Hawksian woman, but it didn’t lead to much of a career.

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James Cagney, June Travis and Pat O’Brien in a Hawksian triangle in Ceiling Zero (1936).  Is James’s hand pushing away Pat, or is it more affectionate?

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James Cagney as Dizzy Davis and June Travis as Tommy Thomas in Ceiling Zero (1936).  June was born in Chicago and had 35 acting credits in her career, from 1935 to Monsters A Go Go in 1965.  Ceiling Zero is her only career highlight, although she was support to Bette Davis in The Star (1952), notable mostly for Bette’s classic line “What a dump!”

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June Travis in a publicity still for Ceiling Zero (1936).  She is not texting on her cell phone, but perhaps checking her makeup in her compact mirror.  Can’t imagine what she’s holding to her ear with her right hand.

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June Travis in a publicity still for Ceiling Zero (1936).  June is a female pilot, equal to any man in her profession, so this must be on her day off from work.