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Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965)

Sabotage efforts damage an international air race.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Brigitte / Ingrid / Marlene / Françoise / Yvette / Betty
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The Neanderthal Man / Passenger on Airport
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Yamamoto (as Yujiro Ishihara)
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Mother Superior
Karl Michael Vogler ...
Captain Rumpelstoss
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In the early days of the 20th century, a British Newspaper offers a prize for the winner of a cross channel air race which brings flyers from all over the world. There are many sub-plots as the flyers jockey for position and the affections of various women. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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16 June 1965 (USA)  »

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Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines  »

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$5,600,000 (estimated)
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(35 mm prints)| (Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Two of the replicas (the "1910 Bristol Boxkite" and the "1911 Roe IV Triplane") built for the film still fly across the English countryside as both are preserved in the "Shuttleworth Collection" based at Old Warden, Bedfordshire. See more »

Goofs

The location of Sir Percy on the roof of the train changes. It crashes between the fourth and fifth carriages. Sir Percy then makes his way to the second carriage, but in the side view of the train as it enters the tunnel, he is seen on the first carriage jumping onto the second carriage. When the train exits the tunnel he is now on the third carriage. See more »

Quotes

[Reading from flight instruction manual]
Colonel Manfred von Holstein: Step one: sit down.
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Crazy Credits

Closing credits: Those Magnificent Men - and Women - were ... See more »

Connections

Referenced in Wild Thing: I Love You: Puffins (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Deutschlandlied
(uncredited)
Music by Joseph Haydn
Heard in the scene of the Germans receiving the news of the competition
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What I like to call just a "Fun Movie".
29 August 2004 | by (Mississippi River Bottoms Southern Illinois) – See all my reviews

I think everyone has a few old movies stashed away in their brains that for some reason or another are a part of their lives. Our personal soundtrack if you will. This film is one of mine. I know I saw it at a drive-in when it came out but can't recall which one. My older brother still recalls this one fondly also. It was gut busting funny at the time but hasn't aged that well due to the general public's far more sophisticated mindset these days. But it's still funny. Anyone who is a fan of flying or the history of traditional European nationalistic rivalry will still howl at this clever and at times very sharp satire. We see some of the attitudes that would help fuel the violent world wars that would erupt soon after 1910. The vintage aircraft, some authentic, some not, are sure to excite aircraft fans. The footage of the genuine planes actually flying across the English countryside is genuinely MAGNIFICENT. Many running gags through the length of the movie. My favorite is the obvious one...the redhead. I caught this on our PBS station just last night and as always I was hooked again and had to watch till two in the morning. There's something about most English movies from the 60's that is just magical. Even the bad ones like "Casino Royale" are still fascinating to watch. Great international casts, clever scripts, funny situations, sight gags...whole packages. Fun Movies, plain and simple. "Those Magnificent Men..." isn't a great film or even a great comedy. But it's still a genuine Fun Movie and well worth at least a rental fee. Now that I've seen it again for the zillonth time my brother and I will be talking about it and laughing out butts off the next time I see him. For us it's one of those kind of movies.


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