Fun Size Review: The Flying Ace (1926)

This low-budget action film still manages to be a ton of fun thanks to a talented cast and smart use of the movie’s Jacksonville location. It’s a rare surviving Norman film with an all-black cast, which is an added bonus.

It’s not fancy but it has that old-timey serial charm and I find that irresistible. Leading lady Kathryn Boyd does especially fine work as the sporty heroine. Do check this one out, it’s well worth the look.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

The hero solves the mystery, arrests the baddie and gets a date with the heroine. Not a bad day’s work.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies. Not fancy or expensive but you won’t have any leftovers either. Yum!

Availability: Released on DVD and Bluray.


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  1. Marie Roget

    Love The Flying Ace and the Pioneers boxed set it comes from! In my perfect cinema world a Kathryn Boyd starrer shows up this year in one of those proverbial attics filled with old trunks…

    Now that the 2018 film festival season (both silent and sound) is being talked up and schedules firmed up, wouldn’t it be simply wonderful if a silent (or sound) film from the Pioneers of African-American Cinema set had a showing (with live accompaniment, of course)!

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