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Out of the Clouds (1955)

A busy day at London Airport. Follow the lives and loves of the crew and passengers.

Director:

Basil Dearden

Writers:

John Fores (adapted from "The Springboard"), John Eldridge (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Steel ... Gus Randall
Robert Beatty ... Nick Millbourne
David Knight ... Bill
Margo Lorenz Margo Lorenz ... Leah
James Robertson Justice ... Captain Brent
Eunice Gayson ... Penny Henson
Isabel Dean ... Mrs Malcolm
Gordon Harker ... The Taxi Driver
Bernard Lee ... Customs Officer
Michael Howard Michael Howard ... Purvis
Marie Lohr ... Rich Woman
Esma Cannon ... Rich Woman's Companion
Abraham Sofaer ... The Indian
Melissa Stribling ... Jean Osmond
Sidney James ... The Gambler
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A busy day at London Airport. Follow the lives and loves of the crew and passengers.

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1955 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

O Amor Chegou de Avião See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Gaumont-Kalee) (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastman Colour)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The parrots in the quarantine section are very obviously stuffed birds. They do not move at all during the tracking shots in that section. See more »

Goofs

Ealing built one of its largest ever sets to represent the interior of the newly built Europa Building in the central area of what was then known as London Airport. However, this terminal, as its name implies, served only short haul airlines, long haul services used the temporary structures alongside the A4 Bath Road (known as "North Side") until the Oceanic terminal (later renamed Terminal 3) opened in 1961. Thus there would have been no BOAC personnel (or passengers) in the Europa building, as portrayed in the film. See more »

Quotes

Nick Millbourne: What's the trouble, Captain?
Captain Brent: I'm not happy about the port outer - she sounds a bit rough to me.
Nick Millbourne: Instruments check all right?
Captain Brent: Yes.
Nick Millbourne: The instrument say she's okay, the chief mechanic says she's okay...?
Captain Brent: Young man, let me tell you something. In the air, I am responsible for this aircraft and the lives of all on board her, and neither you nor anyone else - *including* the chairman of the corporation - is going to induce me to take her one inch off the ground until I am absolutely satisfied that she ...
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Soundtracks

Flame
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Music by Richard Addinsell
Lyrics by Jack Fishman
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What a hoot!
20 November 2003 | by BuzzakiSee all my reviews

I stumbled across this gem of a period piece recently, and the airline enthusiast in me couldn't pass it up. I wasn't disappointed. Heathrow (pardon me.... London Airport) is bustling with efficient airline personnel, sharply dressed and not at all worked up over the 12-hour delay caused by a thick London fog. Passengers all receive individualized attention, and are guided through their layover by attendants who address them each by name. These are innocent times for air travel. The airport restaurant divides those who have been through customs from those who haven't by simply hanging a red cordon across the middle of the room. No metal detectors or baggage scanners here. My favorite scene is the final one, an over-the-top display of the many different ethnicities in the terminal lobby, all in pairs, all wearing native dress. It's a contrived and forced attempt to create an environment which is natural today. Oh yes.... the love story? Of course it's there, along with all of the expected trappings of a 1955 B&W drama. But don't watch this film for the love story. Watch it for a loving recollection of the early days of air travel in all its naive glamour.


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