Forrest Tucker as Jerry Barton
Carol Hughes as Betty Lambert
Emmett Vogan as Dr. Williams
Evelyn Brent as Aunt Maude Marshall
Joaquin Edwards as Pedro
William Halligan as G.B. Lambert
Billy Curtis as Judge Gildersleeve [credited as Little Billy]
if you can help with the cast information above. Emergency Landing (1941): This movie
is more widely known as "Robot Pilot", the title given to it when later
aired on TV. "Robot Pilot" is actually a much better and more
accurate title than the former.
This is a great movie! How come more people
don't know about this? It's a romantic adventure comedy set in
the world of aviation. Forrest Tucker is a pilot by the name of
Jerry Barton. He's helping out Dr. "Doc" Williams (played by
Emmett Vogan) who is working on a remote control robot plane.
After flopping a sales pitch to Lambert Aircraft, a company that
manufactures airplanes for the military, the two down-and-out buddies
return to Arizona to improve their work.
By a strange coincidence, Jerry finds Betty Lambert
(Carol Hughes) and her Aunt Maude (Evelyn Brent) stealing their gas,
which is also government property. Jerry, as a federal officer,
holds the two women prisoner basically to teach Betty, the grown-up
spoiled brat, a lesson in humility.
Pedro's funny! He's a goof, but not a racist
putdown. I'm also impressed with Evelyn Brent as Aunt Maude;
she's a cool actress. Forrest Tucker is neat to see as a young
pilot guy, and he's great in this movie. However, I still think
his crowning achievement was "F Troop". That's a role that's hard