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"Sky-Eye", the new six reel feature Sol Lesser is distributing, which will be the attraction at the ........... Theatre.........., has more new and original thrills of any picture ever produced.

Can you imagine a parachute drop from an aeroplane two thousand feet in the air? This is an actual scene as is the jump from plane to plane in mid-air. These are but a few of the many exciting scenes throughout a most absorbing love story. The action centers above the Texas Oil Fields and the Ellington Aviation Field nearby. A government contract is about to be awarded, and when Harry Mangin an unscrupulous oil operator finds out it is awarded to his rival, he lays plans for the destruction of the wells, and organizes a gang of "Sky-Pirates" to accomplish his purpose. This is further complicated by the introduction of the beautiful daughter of one of the rival oil men.

There follows a series of stunts and thrills such as never before benn seen on a screen, interwoven with a gripping love story which holds the interest throughout.

The cast is composed of of such well known artists as Harry Meyers, June Keith, Thelma Kenley, Lieut. Russel J. Hunt as "Sky-Eye" and many others.




A number of camermen and assistants used a squadron of Curtis Planes and went above the clouds in search of suitable locales. An aero camera was used in choosing the most favorable spots and after these snapshots were developed, the best were selected.

Another factor, the player's safety was taken care of by placing ambulances on the grounds, the construction of several aerial ambulances, and a corps of doctors. Insurance was carried on everyone connected with the movie.

Another celebrated personage to appear was Harlod J. Peterson, recently captured and held for ransom by Mexican bandits.

Hunt is responsible for some of the most thrilling stunts ever depicted, one of the "Hair-Raisers" that will have the audience gasping is jumping from plane to plane in mid-air. Others of like peril are the leap from a plane to a train rushing at seventy miles per hour, the fight in mid-air and a parachute drop of two thousand feet. Coupled with these wonderful exhibitions of daring is a beautiful love story skilfully inter-woven through the entire picture.



Sky Eye has the distinction of being the first and only motion picture ever made, in which nearly all the action centering in the clouds. During the entire making of this feature, two aeroplane ambulances and a coprs of doctors were on hand, both on ground and in mid-air, due to the extreme danger all the players were subject to.

Six thousand feet of thrills were the final results, in which an absorbing story of love, unscrupulous methods and heroism is interwoven. The Texas Oil Fields, the Ellington Aviation Fileds, and the Clouds are the scenes of action.

Among the stunts which will keep spectators on edge are the parachute drop of two thousand feet, from a wrecked plane, a drop from a speeding plane to a rushing train, and the realistic burning of hundreds of acres of oil lands.

The cast of players include: Harry Meyers, June Keith, THelma Kenley, Lieut. Russel J. Hunt as "Sky-Eye", and many others.

Oilman Harry Mangin (Harry Myers) is in love with Blanche Murdock (Thelma Kenley), the daughter of fellow oilman James Murdock (Peck Miller). But Blanche loves "Sky-Eye" Blake  (Lieutenant Russel C. Hunt, who did all his own stunt work), a flier based out of a U.S. aviation field near the oil wells. Mangin is furious that he can't bend the girl's affections to his will and gathers up a group of his own fliers to bomb Murdock's oil plants. Meanwhile, the plant explodes into a riot.

But Sky-Eye comes to the rescue: He jumps from his plane onto a troop train and convinces the soldiers to halt the riot. When Blanche and Murdock are kidnapped by the bad guys, Blanche is left alone in a speeding power boat. But Sky Eye swoops down in his plane and snatches her up for a wedding ceremony in the air.