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

Year:
Duration:
138 min
Genres:
Adventure | Comedy | Family
IMDB rate:
7
Director:
Ken Annakin
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 1965-06-16
Filming Locations: Booker Airfield, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Earnings
Budget: $5,600,000
Gross: $31,111,111 (USA)SEK 7,566,000 (Sweden)
Cast
Actor
Character
Stuart Whitman
Orvil Newton
Sarah Miles
Patricia Rawnsley
James Fox
Richard Mays
Alberto Sordi
Count Emilio Ponticelli
Robert Morley
Lord Rawnsley
Gert Fröbe
Colonel Manfred Von Holstein
Jean-Pierre Cassel
Pierre Dubois
Irina Demick
Brigitte / Ingrid / Marlene / Françoise / Yvette / Betty
Eric Sykes
Courtney
Red Skelton
The Neanderthal Man
Terry-Thomas
Sir Percy Ware-Armitage
Benny Hill
Fire Chief Perkins
Yûjirô Ishihara
Yamamoto (as Yujiro Ishihara)
Flora Robson
Mother Superior
Karl Michael Vogler
Captain Rumpelstoss
Sam Wanamaker
George Gruber
Eric Barker
French Postman
Maurice Denham
Trawler Skipper
Fred Emney
Colonel
Gordon Jackson
MacDougal
Davy Kaye
Jean
John Le Mesurier
French Painter
Jeremy Lloyd
Lieutenant Parsons
Zena Marshall
Countess Sophia Ponticelli
Millicent Martin
Airline Hostess
Eric Pohlmann
Italian Mayor
Marjorie Rhodes
Maid
Norman Rossington
Assistant Fire Chief
William Rushton
Tremayne Gascoyne
Graham Stark
Fireman
Jimmy Thompson
Photographer
Tony Hancock
Harry Popperwell
James Robertson Justice
Narration Spoken by (voice)
Gerald Campion
Fireman (uncredited)
Pauline Chamberlain
Woman in Dover Scene (uncredited)
Robin Chapman
Postman (uncredited)
Cicely Courtneidge
Muriel, Colonel's Wife (uncredited)
Vernon Dobtcheff
Member of the French Team (uncredited)
Maurice Dunster
French Policeman (uncredited)
Gary Graham
Child at Air Show (uncredited)
Max Howard
Boy in crowd (uncredited)
Judy Huxtable
Girl on Beach (uncredited)
Nigel Kingsley
Youngest Child of Ponticelli (uncredited)
Ferdy Mayne
French Official (uncredited)
Bill Nagy
American Journalist (uncredited)
Steve Plytas
Continental Journalist (uncredited)
Nicholas Smith
Fireman (uncredited)
Ronnie Stevens
R.A.C. Officer (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
Stuart Whitman's character Orvil Newton is possibly named after inventor Orville Wright who helped build the first airplane and scientist Sir Isaac Newton who made discoveries regarding gravity.
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First full length feature film of Vernon Dobtcheff.
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Yûjirô Ishihara's voice is dubbed by James Villiers.
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Goofs
The Germans are introduced with the song "Deutschland, Deutschland über alles" ("Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit") which became the national anthem in 1922. In 1910, the imperial anthem "Heil dir im Siegerkranz" had the same melody as Britain's "God Save the King" and America's "My Country Tis of Thee." However, "Deutschland" was already a well-known song, and in any case it is heard by the audience, not the characters. This distinctly German song is a deliberate choice for the scene, as playing the "God Save" melody for Germans would be extremely confusing to a modern audience.
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Shortly before landing to get gasoline in France, Dubois banks left over a farm to follow the canal, two 1960s cars are parked at the farm.
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1960s ferries are visible in Dover Harbor when the competitors go for a swim in the sea at Dover and later as the planes fly over the white cliffs.
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Quotes
Sir Percy Ware-Armitage: And I've arranged for the Frenchman to be detained by a lovely young lady.
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Colonel Manfred von Holstein: Step one: sit down.
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Count Emilio Ponticelli: Like-a Caesar, we go to England!
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Photos from cast
Michael Trubshawe