Riding on Air

Riding on Air is a 1937 American film directed by Edward Sedgwick.

Riding on Air
Directed byEdward Sedgwick
Produced byDavid L. Loew
Written byRichard Macaulay (Elmer Rice character)
Richard Macaulay (screenplay) and
Richard Flournoy (screenplay)
StarringSee below
Music byArthur Morton
Marlin Skiles
CinematographyAlfred Gilks
Edited byJack Ogilvie
Release date
  • June 18, 1937 (1937-06-18)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film is also known as All Is Confusion in the United Kingdom.

Plot summary

Joe E. Brown plays hapless newspaper writer, editor; amateur pilot, HAM radio operator, and gadget crazy Elmer Lane, in 1930's rural America. In love with the beautiful Betty, he does everything he can to buy the paper outright; so, he can win her. But, somehow something always comes out of the blue: gangsters, smugglers, murdered mobsters, rival newspaper reporters, con artists, police, new inventions, and small dogs, all get in the way. It's all "Riding on Air" how this fun, wild, ride, will land, or if the parachute will even open.



  • "I'm Tired of Trying to Make You Care" (Written by Henry Cohen and Edward Sedgwick)

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