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Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (16-Jun-1965)

Director: Ken Annakin

Writers: Jack Davies; Ken Annakin

Music Composed and Conducted by: Ron Goodwin

Producer: Stan Margulies

Keywords: Action/Comedy, Aviation

London-to-Paris air race in the early days of aviation before the Great War, done as an epic comedy. In the middle, there is a love triangle. With Benny Hill in charge of the fire department what could go wrong? Somewhat dated, slow at times, but still largely holds together. Compare The Great Race (1965), released at the same time.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jean-Pierre Cassel
Actor
27-Oct-1932 19-Apr-2007 The Crimson Rivers
James Fox
Actor
19-May-1939   A Passage to India
Tony Hancock
Radio Personality
12-May-1924 25-Jun-1968 Hancock's Half Hour
Benny Hill
Comic
21-Jan-1924 19-Apr-1992 The Benny Hill Show
Gordon Jackson
Actor
19-Dec-1923 15-Jan-1990 Butler on Upstairs, Downstairs
James Robertson Justice
Actor
15-Jun-1907 2-Jul-1975 Doctor in the House
John Le Mesurier
Actor
5-Apr-1912 15-Nov-1983 Dad's Army
Sarah Miles
Actor
31-Dec-1941   Hope and Glory
Robert Morley
Actor
26-May-1908 3-Jun-1992 Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?
Eric Pohlmann
Actor
18-Jul-1913 25-Jul-1979 They Who Dare
Flora Robson
Actor
28-Mar-1902 7-Jul-1984 Fire Over England
Norman Rossington
Actor
24-Dec-1928 21-May-1999 A Hard Day's Night
Red Skelton
Comic
18-Jul-1913 17-Sep-1997 The Red Skelton Show
Alberto Sordi
Actor
15-Jun-1920 25-Feb-2003 I Vitelloni
Graham Stark
Actor
20-Jan-1922 29-Oct-2013 The Return of the Pink Panther
Eric Sykes
Actor
4-May-1923 4-Jul-2012 The Plank
Terry-Thomas
Actor
14-Jul-1911 8-Jan-1990 Private's Progress
Michael Trubshawe
Actor
7-Dec-1905 21-Mar-1985 The Guns of Navarone
Sam Wanamaker
Actor
14-Jun-1919 19-Dec-1993 Rebuilt Globe Theatre
Stuart Whitman
Actor
1-Feb-1926   Cimarron Strip

CAST

Stuart Whitman   ...   Orvil Newton
Sarah Miles   ...   Patricia Rawnsley
James Fox   ...   Richard Mays
Alberto Sordi   ...   Count Emilio Ponticelli
Robert Morley   ...   Lord Rawnsley
Gert Frobe   ...   Count Manfred von Holstein
Jean-Pierre Cassel   ...   Pierre Dubois
Irina Demick   ...   Brigitte / Ingrid / Marlene / Françoise / Yvette / Betty
Eric Sykes   ...   Courtney
and
Terry-Thomas   ...   Sir Percy Ware-Armitage
Special Guest Star
Red Skelton   ...   The Neanderthal Man
Co-Starring
Yujiro Ishihara   ...   Yamamoto
Benny Hill   ...   Fire Chief Perkins
Flora Robson   ...   Mother Superior
Karl Michael Vogler   ...   Capt. Rumpelstoss
Sam Wanamaker   ...   George Gruber
Tony Hancock   ...   Harry Popperwell
with
Eric Barker   ...   French Postman
Maurice Denham   ...   Trawler Skipper
Fred Emney   ...   Col. Willie
Gordon Jackson   ...   MacDougal
Davy Kaye   ...   Jean
John Le Mesurier   ...   French Painter
Jeremy Lloyd   ...   Lt. Parsons
Zena Marshall   ...   Sophia Ponticelli
Millicent Martin   ...   Airline Hostess
Eric Pohlman   ...   Italian Mayor
with
Marjorie Rhodes   ...   Waitress
Norman Rossington   ...   Assistant Fire Chief
William Rushton   ...   Tremayne Gascoyne
Graham Stark   ...   Fireman
Jimmy Thompson   ...   Photographer
Michael Trubshawe   ...   Niven
James Robertson Justice   ...   Narrator (voice)

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