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High Flight (1957)

Approved  |   |  Drama, War  |  April 1958 (USA)
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The Commanding Officer of an RAF Training School must deal with a difficult cadet, but the cadet reminds the C.O. of himself when young.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Wing Commander Rudge
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Flight Sergeant Harris
Kenneth Haigh ...
Anthony 'Tony' Winchester
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Roger Endicott
Kenneth Fortescue ...
John Fletcher
Sean Kelly ...
Cadet Day
Helen Cherry ...
Louise Dawson
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Squadron Leader Blake
Duncan Lamont ...
Weapons Corporal
Kynaston Reeves ...
Air Minister
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Commandant
Jan Brooks ...
Diana
Frank Atkinson ...
Parker
Ian Fleming ...
Bishop
Nancy Nevinson ...
Bishop's Wife
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Storyline

The Commanding Officer of an RAF Training School must deal with a difficult cadet, but the cadet reminds the C.O. of himself when young.

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The wide sky its stage...the whole range of human emotions its back-drop...in the super-charged drama of the men who fly today's top-secret jets !

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Drama | War

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Release Date:

April 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kameraden der Luft  »

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(TCM print)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(US theatrical prints)| (Technicolor) (UK prints)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The squadron seen as the aerobatics team is 43 squadron. The airbase which poses as R.A.F. Wunsdorf in West Germany is in fact R.A.F. Leuchars in Fife, home base of 43 squadron. See more »

Goofs

During navigation training one of the officers is asked to provide the current position of the plane they are in. He then looks out to see they are over Lincoln Cathedral. When he is next asked he states they are over the Irish sea, when he looks out they are flying near the Blackpool Tower. In the prop plane they were in it would have taken them several hours to fly from Lincoln to Blackpool. The scene makes it look like it happened in minutes. See more »

Soundtracks

Royal Air Force March Past
(uncredited)
Music by H. Walford Davies
Arranged by Sydney Baynes
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High Flight
30 March 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

My father was one of the cadets in the film as he was an RAF pilot with No1 and then No2 Squadrons. I am not sure what squadron he was in when the film was made (maybe still at Cranwell), but I remember the orange LP of the soundtrack with a picture of my dad on the back.

He also served as a liaison office with the USAF in the 60's in MacDill AFB in Tampa

I now live in Australia but went to his 70th last week at which many of his old squadron colleagues attended.

Does anyone have a copy of the film? Would love to get it for him.

Blane Coulcher


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