The Lost Squadron
The Lost Squadron (1932)

Erich von Stroheim parodies himself in this melodrama of a maniacal film director who makes his stunt pilots risk their lives for his movie.

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: January 1, 1932
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It is not without authority, even though the dramatics are a bit strained.

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TV Guide

Bizarre but absorbing.

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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times

It is an excellent melodrama, ably directed, with a background familiar to producers -- for it is chiefly concerned with stunt flying before the cameras in Hollywood and a film director is the evil genius.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Penned in a delightfully nasty cynical way by Herman Mankiewicz.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

With a cynically acidic script by Herman J Mankiewicz, among others, this early talkie is one of the most enjoyably scabrous examples of Hollywood on Hollywood.

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