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Cock of the Air

Cock of the Air

Cock of the Air

1932 / 80min / DCP

DIRECTOR: TOM BUCKINGHAM

CAST: BILLIE DOVE, CHESTER MORRIS

PRODUCER - HOWARD HUGHES
COMPOSER - ALFRED NEWMAN

Screening preceded by “The Restoration of Cock of the Air" (6min), an Academy Close-Up short. Go behind the scenes as the Academy Film Archive restores and recreates censored dialogue from the 1932 film.

When the beauty of fetching French actress Lilli de Rousseau (Billie Dove) proves an impediment to Allied diplomacy during World War I, she’s shipped off to Italy, where she meets her match in the form of American flying ace and cocksman Roger Craig (Chester Morris). The Production Code Administration censors toned down the racy dialogue of this Howard Hughes-produced hotpants lark, but this new version with re-recorded dialogue restores our heritage of raunch.

Restored by the Academy Film Archive. Presented in partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.