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)