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Midweek Matinee: Free Air, 1937

Published in blog.hemmings.com

All photos are frame grabs from video below.

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It’s a Jam Handy film, so you know the first few minutes are just a setup — but we do so enjoy their creative spins on more mundane subject matters. So maybe it has something to do with salt water.

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Or setting things on fire: Always a popular topic of discussion around here.

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Maybe growing better roses by spraying copious amounts of pesticides?

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It also involves two technicians, plus one big caged balloon mounted to the hood of a 1937 Chevrolet Sport Sedan.

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And they eventually drive off into the sunset, sans cage. We do appreciate a happy ending.

Public domain archival footage courtesy of the Internet Moving Images Archive, in association with Prelinger Archives.