John Ford's brother Francis, who in his heyday was a popular actor and director in his own right, called the shots on the medium-budget actioner Wolves of the Air. Returning home from WWI, flying ace Johnny Walker takes a job with his father's (Maurice Costello) aircraft manufacturing plant. It has been planned for Johnny that he marry wealthy Mildred Harris, even though his heart belongs to sweet little Lois Boyd. Fortunately for the purposes of the plot, Harris turns out to be a "coke fiend," and when Walker runs out of nose-candy money, she dumps him. Walker later strikes it rich by landing an important air mail contract -- and when he becomes too incapacitated to fly, his faithful girlfriend Boyd takes over the controls herself! Comedy relief is provided by the Mutt-and-Jeff team of Billy Bletcher and Bud Jamison, both of whom remained 2-reeler stalwarts well into the 1940s.
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