Walking on Air (1936 film)

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Walking on Air
Directed by Joseph Santley
Screenplay by Bert Kalmar
Harry Ruby
Viola Brothers Shore
Rian James
Based onCount Pete
1935 story in Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan
by Francis M. Cockrell
Produced by Edward Kaufman
Starring Gene Raymond
Ann Sothern
Cinematography J. Roy Hunt
Edited by George Hively
Music by Nathaniel Shilkret
Production
company
Release date
  • September 11, 1936 (1936-09-11)(US) [1]
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Walking on Air is a 1936 American comedy film starring Gene Raymond and Ann Sothern, with a supporting cast which includes Jessie Ralph and Henry Stephenson. [2] It was directed by Joseph Santley using a screenplay by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Viola Brothers Shore, and Rian James, based on the short story, "Count Pete", written by Francis M. Cockrell. Produced by RKO Radio Pictures, they released the film on September 11, 1936.

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References

  1. "Walking on Air: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 1, 2014. Retrieved September 10, 2014.
  2. "Walking on Air (1936) - Joseph Santley - Cast and Crew". AllMovie.