Ceiling Zero
Ceiling Zero (1936)

Ceiling Zero is an adaptation of the Broadway play by Frank "Spig" Wead. James Cagney and Pat O'Brien are supremely typecast as, respectively, Dizzy Davis, a cocky civil aviator and Jake Lee, a sober-sided ground commander.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 16, 1936
DVD Release Date: August 18, 1993
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The overlapping, speeding dialogue is perfectly launched, as Hawks cuts to the core of the play with his own meditations on personality and responsibility.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An entertaining adventure story of an irresponsible but great civil airline pilot.

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Fernando F. Croce

Howard Hawks' speed, vitality and precision are startling

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