The Flying Marine

The Flying Marine is a 1929 American action film directed by Albert S. Rogell and starring Ben Lyon, Shirley Mason and Jason Robards Sr; the film centers around a tale of brothers romancing the same girl. The Flying Marine was released in both silent versions. Mitch Moran, a commercial pilot, takes Steve under his wing. Steve, a military aviator, has just been discharged from the Marines. Both brothers fall in love with Sally, first attracted to the more dashing image of Steve but she soon discovers he is irresponsible and that it is Mitch she loves. About to break her engagement, Sally receives word that Steve has been injured in an accident resulting from stunt work for a film, she and Mitch agree. The younger brother who had lost his hearing as a result of the injury, finds out that Mitch and Sally raised the money for an operation he needs. Steve regains his hearing and goes back to stunt flying but to save his brother from a midair disaster, he sacrifices his own life. Ben Lyon as Steve Moran Shirley Mason as Sally Jason Robards Sr. as Mitch Moran Aviation film historian Stephen Pendo, in Aviation in the Cinema characterized The Flying Marine as a typical early "talkie" with a heavy reliance on dialogue, with as much as 70 percent of the film taken up by conversations.

Aviation film historian James M. Farmer in Celluloid Wings: The Impact of Movies on Aviation, had a similar reaction, saying that The Flying Marine was "... long on talk. Short on air action, save the concluding sequence and earlier air crash."In a modern review in the TV Guide, The Flying Marine rated only one star out of five. The review stated: "Only the capable performances by the cast and some nifty airplane sequences keep this tepid tale of brothers romancing the same girl from being a total bore.... Could have been better had more effort been applied to action sequences instead of the dull dramatics." The Flying Marine on IMDb The Flying Marine at the TCM Movie Database The Flying Marine at AllMovie


Streetlam is a hamlet in the Hambleton District of North Yorkshire, located 6 miles northwest of Northallerton. The population fluctuates around 25. Streetlam is situated in a flat area of farmland in the Vale of York, a low-lying area of ground that extends about 40 miles from north to south in between two hilly national parks to the west and the east. Streetlam is 240 miles north of London; the hilly and low mountainous areas of land around Streetlam are called the Pennines and the North York Moors. The Pennines and North York Moors can be seen in the distance to the west and east of Streetlam respectively; the main local industry is farming. Due to the small population in Streetlam there is a lack of public facilities. Streetlam has a working BT telephone box, a Royal Mail post box with daily 4 pm collections and a notice board. Residents travel the short distance to neighbouring towns, most notably Northallerton and Richmond to run errands; the famous Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk passes through Streetlam, bringing several thousand hikers through the hamlet every season.

Most people walk through Streetlam between April and October and many relax on the grass or in the shade of the trees before moving on to the next village, Danby Wiske, where there is a pub. Streetlam is noted for being in the middle of the "tedious section" of the coast to coast walk, being located in flat land, navigable by long winding narrow lanes with head-high hedges. Streetlam has a climate similar to that of other places in lowland Northern England. Cold air drops in from the hills in the west and the east during winter, leading to Streetlam and other neighbouring villages experiencing freezing temperatures which can drop to below −15 °C during cold nights. Snow is quite rare, lying for around 3 to 10 days each year, although in the winter of 2009/2010 and in November / December 2010 there were spells when snow lay on the ground for five weeks continuously. Summer is warm and dry compared with the rest of the UK with a mixture of cloud and occasional light rain. Extremes do sometimes occur in the summer as was seen notably in 2003 and 2006, when 35 °C was recorded.

Please see the climate statistics for Leeming below and assume more extreme averages for Streetlam. Streetlam is home to an amateur football team called Streetlam Farmers, who play in Hambleton Ales Division 2 every Sunday within season; the team spent one year in Division 1 during the 2003–04 season and play their home games on a local field, maintained during the football season. There used to be a village inn in Streetlam which would welcome visitors with accommodation and amenities; this inn was changed into a house and is the first house that walkers come across when doing the C2C in the usual west to east format. Media related to Streetlam at Wikimedia Commons