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


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Sabotage efforts damage an international air race.

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Orvil Newton
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Patricia Rawnsley
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Richard Mays
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Count Emilio Ponticelli
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Lord Rawnsley
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Colonel Manfred Von Holstein (as Gert Frobe)
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Pierre Dubois
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Brigitte / Ingrid / Marlene / Françoise / Yvette / Betty
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Courtney
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The Neanderthal Man / Passenger on Airport
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Sir Percy Ware-Armitage
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Fire Chief Perkins
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Yamamoto (as Yujiro Ishihara)
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Mother Superior
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Captain Rumpelstrosse
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George Gruber
Eric Barker ...
French Postman
Maurice Denham ...
Trawler Skipper
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Colonel
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MacDougal
Davy Kaye ...
Jean
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French Painter
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Lieutenant Parsons
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Countess Sophia Ponticelli
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Airline Hostess
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Italian Mayor (as Eric Pohlman)
Marjorie Rhodes ...
Waitress
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Assistant Fire Chief
William Rushton ...
Tremayne Gascoyne
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Fireman
Jimmy Thompson ...
Photographer
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Niven
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Harry Popperwell
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Narration Spoken by (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lewis Alexander ...
Journalist (uncredited)
Baxter Annakin ...
Dog in Airplane (uncredited)
Bernard Barnsley ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Gerald Campion ...
Fireman (uncredited)
Pauline Challoner ...
Ponticelli's Daughter (uncredited)
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Woman in Dover Scene (uncredited)
Robin Chapman ...
Postman (uncredited)
Arthur Collins ...
Spectator (uncredited)
Cicely Courtneidge ...
Muriel, Colonel's Wife (uncredited)
Billy Dean ...
German Mechanic (uncredited)
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Member of the French Team (uncredited)
Maurice Dunster ...
French Policeman (uncredited)
Norma Foster ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Chick Fowles ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Arthur Goodman ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Gary Graham ...
Child at Air Show (uncredited)
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Journalist (uncredited)
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Boy in Crowd (uncredited)
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Girl at Dover Beach (uncredited)
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Journalist (uncredited)
Eric Kent ...
German Team (uncredited)
Nigel Kingsley ...
Youngest Child of Ponticelli (uncredited)
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French Official (uncredited)
Addo Miles ...
Patricia's Dog (uncredited)
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American Journalist (uncredited)
Steve Plytas ...
Continental Journalist (uncredited)
Edith Raye ...
Woman in Crowd (uncredited)
Mike Read ...
Stuntman (uncredited)
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Fireman (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
James Villiers ...
Yamamoto (uncredited) (voice)
Pearl Walters ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Philip Yardley ...
Philippe (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ken Annakin

Written by

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Jack Davies ... (written by) &
Ken Annakin ... (written by)

Produced by

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Jack Davies ... associate producer
Stan Margulies ... producer

Music by

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Ron Goodwin

Cinematography by

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Christopher Challis ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Anne V. Coates
Gordon Stone

Casting By

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Stuart Lyons

Production Design by

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Thomas N. Morahan ... (as Tom Morahan)

Costume Design by

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Osbert Lancaster ... (costumes designed by)

Makeup Department

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Biddy Chrystal ... hairdresser
Stuart Freeborn ... makeup artist
W.T. Partleton ... makeup artist (as William Partleton)
Barbara Ritchie ... hairdresser

Production Management

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Colin M. Brewer ... unit manager (as Colin Brewer)
Patrick Clayton ... unit manager (as Pat Clayton)
Denis Holt ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Clive Reed ... assistant director
Don Sharp ... second unit director
Jake Wright ... second unit assistant director

Art Department

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Jim Morahan ... associate art director
Arthur Taksen ... set dresser
John Bodimeade ... storyboard artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Jonathan Bates ... dubbing editor
Gordon K. McCallum ... sound (as Gordon McCallum)
John W. Mitchell ... sound
Graham V. Hartstone ... sound assistant (uncredited)
Otto Snel ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Richard Parker ... special effects
Ron Ballanger ... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Ron Ballinger ... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Jimmy Harris ... special effects (uncredited)
Fred Heather ... special effects (uncredited)
Garth Inns ... special effects (uncredited)
Malcolm King ... special effects (uncredited)
Nick Middleton ... special effects (uncredited)
Jimmy Ward ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Roy Field ... visual effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Gillian Aldam ... stunt player (uncredited)
Douglas Bianchi ... stunt pilot (uncredited)
Ken Buckle ... stunts (uncredited)
Gilbert Chomat ... stunt pilot (uncredited)
Jack Cooper ... stunts (uncredited)
Joan Hughes ... stunt pilot (uncredited)
Derek Piggott ... stunt pilot: Stuart Whitman (uncredited)
Joe Powell ... stunts (uncredited)
Nosher Powell ... stunts (uncredited)
Mike Reid ... stunt player (uncredited)
Bill Sawyer ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Silk ... stunt driver (uncredited)
John Sullivan ... stunts (uncredited)
David Watson ... stunt pilot: Karl-Michael Vogler (uncredited)
Allen Wheeler ... stunt pilot (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Skeets Kelly ... second unit cameraman
Dudley Lovell ... camera operator
Mike Fox ... focus puller: aerial unit (uncredited)
Douglas Kirkland ... still photographer (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Ralph Ayres ... animator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Dinah Greet ... associate costume designer

Music Department

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Ron Goodwin ... conductor
Brian Couzens ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Joy Mercer ... continuity
Ronald Searle ... titles designed by
Allen Wheeler ... technical adviser (as Air Commodore Allen H. Wheeler)
Douglas Bianchi ... airplane designer (uncredited)
Geoff Freeman ... unit publicist (uncredited)
David Michael Kay ... aviation services (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours 11 Minutes (Canada, English title)
  • Ces merveilleux fous volants dans leurs drôles de machines (France)
  • Die tollkühnen Männer in ihren fliegenden Kisten (Germany)
  • Aquellos chalados en sus locos cacharros (Spain)
  • Die tollkühnen Männer in ihren fliegenden Kisten oder: Wie ich in 25 Stunden und 11 Minuten von London nach Paris flog (West Germany)
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Runtime
  • 138 min
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Budget $5,600,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The 1910-era airplanes used in the film were replicas built using the authentic materials of the originals, but with slightly more powerful engines. About 20 planes were built at a cost of about 5,000 pounds each. See more »
Goofs The race numbers on some of the radio-controlled models are different than the numbers on the full-size airplanes they represent. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Our All Time Favourite Films (2010). See more »
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Crazy Credits Closing credits: Those Magnificent Men - and Women - were ... See more »
Quotes [Reading from flight instruction manual]
Colonel Manfred von Holstein: Step one: sit down.
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