U certificateThose Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines is a Film programme that first aired in 1965 and has been classified a U certificate.

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines is a 3 star programme

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Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965)

Directed by
Ken Annakin

Newspaper publisher Lord Rawnsley puts up a £10,000 prize for the winner of a flight from London to Paris and soon his daughter Patricia, her would-be husband Richard, his rival for her hand and a motley collection of aviators are gathered, ready for the race to begin. Among them, of course, is the requisite villain Sir Percy Ware-Armitage, aided by his put-upon servant Courtney. Although the gags are flagged, the cast are all game for the fun and respect should go to cinematographer Christopher Challis and the anonymous stuntmen who, for some of the scenes, had to fly planes that were only slightly more robust than the original pre-WWI craft they were modelled on.

Genre: Film

Running Time: 135 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1965

3/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Colour


Stuart Whitman...Orvil Newton
Sarah Miles...Patricia Rawnsley
Image for James FoxJames Fox...Richard Mays
Alberto Sordi...Count Emilio Ponticelli
Image for Robert MorleyRobert Morley...Lord Rawnsley
Image for Gert FröbeGert Fröbe...Col. Manfred von Holstein
Jean-Pierre Cassel...Pierre Dubois
Irina Demick...Brigitte/Ingrid/Marlene/Françoise/Yvette/Betty
Eric Sykes...Courtney
Red Skelton...Neanderthal Man
Image for Terry-ThomasTerry-Thomas...Sir Percy Ware-Armitage
Benny Hill...Fire Chief Perkins
Yûjirô Ishihara...Yamamoto
Flora Robson...Mother Superior
Karl Michael Vogler...Cap. Rumpelstoss