Ace Drummond (1936)

The title of this Universal release comes from the comic strip of the same name, which was loosely based on the exploits of World War I ace Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, "the inspiration of youthful airmen the world over." The legendary pilot was much in the public eye in the 1930s, having joined Eastern Air Lines in 1934. In this 13-part serial, Drummond is portrayed by big band singer John King, who has an unnerving habit of bursting into song while bystanders look on adoringly. Watch the other chapters of Ace Drummond at the Internet Archive. Internet Archive (20:21)

Latest Videos

Preview thumbnail for video'Test Flying the XF-90
Test Flying the XF-90 (3:45)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Pogo Landing
The Pogo Landing (0:12)
Preview thumbnail for video'Codex on the Flight of Birds
Codex on the Flight of Birds (2:10)
Preview thumbnail for video'Operation Tumbler-Snapper
Operation Tumbler-Snapper (5:15)
Preview thumbnail for video'Wright B Over Manhattan, 1912
Wright B Over Manhattan, 1912 (8:31)
Preview thumbnail for video'Teddy Roosevelt Goes Flying
Teddy Roosevelt Goes Flying (3:36)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ace Drummond (1936) Now Playing
Ace Drummond (1936) (20:21)
Preview thumbnail for video'Great Restorations
Great Restorations (6:59)
Preview thumbnail for video'Chuck Yeager Press Conference, 1953
Chuck Yeager Press Conference, 1953 (2:41)