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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Wing Commander Rudge
... Flight Sergeant Harris
... Anthony 'Tony' Winchester
... Roger Endicott
Kenneth Fortescue ... John Fletcher
Sean Kelly ... Cadet Day
... Louise Dawson
... Squadron Leader Blake
... Weapons Corporal
Kynaston Reeves ... Air Minister
... Commandant
Jan Brooks ... Diana
Frank Atkinson ... Parker
... Bishop
... 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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Also Known As:

Kameraden der Luft  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

William Hartnell was asked to play Sgt Harris. See more »

Goofs

During the test flight of the flying saucer, a wire can clearly be seen attached to the aerial on top. 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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Soundtracks

Roast Beef of Old England
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Kenneth V. Jones
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A wonderful memory
28 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it was released in Paris. I was 16 and after watching the movie a whole afternoon, at that time in Paris you could enter a theater and stay as long as you wished, I wanted to become a pilot. Circumstances made it that I've never been one...

I think Robert J. Maxwell here is very unjust with this movie. Just try to put yourself in the situation of movie making of the late 50s. The movie was shot in Cinemascope and released either in color or B&W as stated here. Cinemascope required a huge equipment especially lighting as at the time the sensitiveness of 35mm film was not very high if you wished to have the best definition possible. The camera used were also heavy and not easy to move, just like television cameras at that time.

You cant compare the conditions of shoot in those days with the extraordinary conditions we have today with light cameras, CGI and all the computer devices at the disposal of the movie teams today.

It's a pity on youtube that the movie has been cropped to fit the 16:9 ratio. It's a betrayal of all the work of the Director of photography as well as of the director. This kind of adjustments should not be tolerated.


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