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SCV In the Movies | SCV in the Movies Premiere ‘Happy Landing’

Uploaded 09/29/2023

SCV in the Movies Premiere ‘Happy Landing’

On this episode of SCV in the Movies, hosts Bill West and E.J. Stephens take us back to 1934 to present the comedy film “Happy Landing,” an aviation adventure flick featuring the now-defunct Saugus Airport. Most of the movie’s production was more than likely done at Trem Carr’s movie ranch in Placerita Canyon as the producer of this picture, Paul Malvern, used Placerita Canyon regularly. The movie’s director, Robert N. Bradbury, who worked with Bob Steele and John Wayne was making films in Placerita at the time and the technical director, Ernie Hickson, was the one who built Trem Carr’s movie ranch making “Happy Landing” a perfect fit for SCV in the Movies!

Notable actors include Ray Walker, as Lt. Nick Terris, and Hiram Hoover, as Lt. Pete Taylor, two pilots in love with Janet Curtis played by Julie Bishop. This is a fun SCV-connected flick that you won’t want to miss!




For generations, movies have been reflecting the viewpoints and stereotypes of filmmakers, studios and the predominant culture.  Within the films presented in this program, there may be offensive and incorrect portrayals of peoples, cultures, characters and behaviors. SCVTV does not condone these incorrect, outdated and offensive portrayals, but recognizes their existence as part of American and Santa Clarita film history. Stereotypes were wrong when the films were created and are wrong today.  We acknowledge their damaging and harmful effects. We hope that the presentation of the content in this program will enhance our understanding of eras before, lead to dialogue and especially a commitment to more inclusive filmmaking as well as a more equitable and representative future.

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