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ID
b164
Title
"There's No Future In It."
Genre
Story
Page Count
8
Word Count
2400
Publisher
American Federationist
Britain
Jerusalem Radio Forum
Listener
Publication Year
1942
Document Types
Film & Television
Flying Officer X Stories
Topics
Pilots, War, Family Relations

A "Flying Officer X" story that focuses on a pilot's girlfriend and her parents' disapproval of her relationship; she, hearing his minimal descriptions of terrible weather and hellish battles, is committed to supporting him even if "there's no future in it." A film version called "There's A Future In It" was directed by Leslie Fenton for the Strand Film Company in 1943, and featured actors Ann Dvorak, Barry Morse, John Turnbull, and Beatrice Varley. In The Listener (February 12, 1942), Jerusalem Radio Forum (October 30, 1942, with title "There Is No Future In It"), Britain (January 1943), The American Federationist (February 1943), The Greatest People in the World and Other Stories (1942), There's Something In The Air (1943), Something In The Air (1944), The Stories of Flying Officer 'X' (1952). Reprinted in The Bedside Tales: A Gay Collection (1945).