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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.

Director:

John Gilling

Writers:

Joseph Landon (screenplay), Ken Hughes (screenplay) (as Kenneth Hughes) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Milland ... Wing Commander Rudge
Bernard Lee ... Flight Sergeant Harris
Kenneth Haigh ... Tony Winchester
Anthony Newley ... Roger Endicott
Kenneth Fortescue Kenneth Fortescue ... John Fletcher
Sean Kelly Sean Kelly ... Cadet Day
Helen Cherry ... Louise
Leslie Phillips ... Squadron Leader Blake
Kynaston Reeves Kynaston Reeves ... Minister for Air
John Le Mesurier ... Commandant
Jan Brooks Jan Brooks ... Diana
Jan Holden ... Jackie
Richard Wattis ... Chauffeur
Andrew Keir ... Valetta Instructor
Charles Clay Charles Clay ... Colonel
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Storyline

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 !

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kameraden der Luft See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Black and White (US theatrical prints)| Color (Technicolor) (UK prints) (as Technicolor®)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sean Kelly and Jan Brooks receive 'And Introducing' credits. See more »

Goofs

When the trumpet is playing at the beginning of the second year, the trumpeter's fingerings are all wrong. He is playing a bugle call, which does not require any use of the valves, but he is using the valves, so the call must be dubbed. See more »

Quotes

Commandant: A dead pilot is a burden on the Treasury and an eyesore on the landscape.
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Alternate Versions

TCM print is shown in a version which is 86 min., color and panned and scanned and not the Cinemascope original See more »

Soundtracks

Roast Beef of Old England
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Kenneth V. Jones
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Kaye 129
3 February 2010 | by morrowmmmSee all my reviews

I was, in fact, at RAF College Cranwell in the early sixties as a cadet and yes, we all saw the film. Your points about Tony Newley are, if I can remember back that far, correct and it was meant to be taking place at the College although I believe much of the filming went on at a Norfolk or Suffolk fighter base such as Middle St George or Waterbeach. Initial flying training was done on Piston Provosts then going onto Vampires or Meteors dependent a lot on height (if long legged it was hard clearing the cockpit if ejecting in Vamps). We did our training on Jet Provosts 3 and 4's as the syllabus changed from being flying intensive to academic intensive. Kenneth Haigh was also in it. Wouldn't mind seeing it again either.


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