MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,039 this week

An Airman's Letter to His Mother (1941)

 -  Short | War  -  June 1941 (UK)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 91 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Narrated by John Gielgud, the letter in question appeared in The Times of London, written by a pilot who had been killed in the war.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 713 titles
created 17 May 2011
 
a list of 172 titles
created 26 Jun 2011
 
list image
a list of 108 titles
created 31 Jul 2013
 
a list of 167 titles
created 13 Oct 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: An Airman's Letter to His Mother (1941)

An Airman's Letter to His Mother (1941) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of An Airman's Letter to His Mother.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A British aristocrat goes in disguise to France to rescue people from The Terror of the guillotine.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Stars: David Niven, Margaret Leighton, Cyril Cusack
Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A German submarine is sent to the Orkney Isles in 1917 to sink the British fleet.

Director: Michael Powell
Stars: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Sebastian Shaw
The Red Shoes (1948)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Stars: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Michael Powell
Stars: Sonia Arova
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Narrator
Edit

Storyline

Acclaimed short film by 'Michael Powell' based on a letter in The Times of London from a pilot who had since been killed in action. Narrated by John Gielgud, the letter in question had touched a nation's heart and made a popular film subject. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | War

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

June 1941 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Lettera di un aviatore a sua madre  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I wish more propaganda were this short...
1 July 2000 | by (Columbus, OH, USA) – See all my reviews

Powell might have to lay on the pathos, but it is not to this short piece's detriment. Except for the RAF cloud-formation at the end, which is admittedly a bit much, his use of a very sparse cinematic vocabulary (for instance, there are no "performances", per se)can pack a minor punch, making five minutes seem even shorter.


3 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss An Airman's Letter to His Mother (1941) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?