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Flying Padre (1951)

Approved | | Documentary, Short | 23 March 1951 (USA)
Two days in the life of priest Father Fred Stadtmuller whose New Mexico parish is so large he can only spread goodness and light among his flock with the aid of a monoplane. The priestly ... See full summary »

Director:

Stanley Kubrick
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Bob Hite Bob Hite ... Self - Narrator (voice)
Fred Stadtmueller Fred Stadtmueller ... Self
Pedro Pedro ... Self
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Two days in the life of priest Father Fred Stadtmuller whose New Mexico parish is so large he can only spread goodness and light among his flock with the aid of a monoplane. The priestly pilot is seen dashing from one province to the next at the helm of his trusty Piper Cub administering guidance (his plane, the Flying Padre) to unruly children, sermonizing at funerals and flying a sickly child and its mother to a hospital. Written by Matt Pugh <pughganet@hotmail.com>

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Stanley Kubrick's directorial debut. See more »

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Narrator: There's no brass band here, no cheering crowds, no newspaper men clamoring for a headline - just an ambulance driver, an anxious mother, a sick baby and their priest.
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Kubricks 2nd documentary
21 May 2005 | by AtavistenSee all my reviews

Its 8 minutes long and is about the flying priest who helps wherever he is needed, he just jumps into his plane and flies there. The main focus is about the kind and understanding padre that teaches the kids to not bully each other and a episode with a mother having a sick child on a ranch many miles away from a hospital. Padre is to the rescue.

This is only for curiosity value, being made by Kubrick it has none of his mark on it. Its just for getting a foot in the industry I guess, or money. Situations are clearly staged and not so very well done, the voice-over is one sided and the shooting is diverse, but serves no special purpose. Kubrick the perfectionist turned up later I guess.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1951 (USA) See more »

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Screenliners (1950-1951 season) #8: Flying Padre See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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