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High Flight (1957)

Approved | | Drama, War | April 1958 (USA)
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

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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
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Bishop's Wife
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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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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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Kameraden der Luft  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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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 »

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Flying time Lincoln to Blackpool in a Vickers Valetta would be less than 40 minutes, not several hours. See more »

Quotes

Roger Endicott: Good morning sir!
Wing Commander Rudge: Endicott - it's a salute I want from you, not a weather report.
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Advance In Review Order
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Music by A.E. Sims
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" There are lessons in war which can only be learned by facing death "
28 April 2011 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The files of the English military is teeming with war stories. Some are true, some not, but most often based on the experiences of the men who created their impressive history. This movie is called " High Flight " and stars Ray Milland as Wing Commander Rudge. It tells the story of an experienced W.W.II, commander who is now a flight school instructor. His task is to train young men to fly combat missions against the enemy. The job is made more difficult when Anthony Winchester (Kenneth Haigh) a superior, but quite arrogant and reckless cadet insists on trying the school's patience. Bernard Lee and Anthony Newley make for surprising roles. The movie is interesting enough with the cadet's school year is seen in stages. Milland is at his best in this movie. ****


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