Director: Ken Annakin
Writer: Jack Davies, Ken Annakin
Starring: Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, James Fox, Robert Morley, Jean-Pierre Cassel
Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Productions
Kent Locations Used: Dover Seafront, The White Cliffs of Dover
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965) is a British comedy set in 1910 about a newspaper mogul who offers a large cash prize to the first pilot who can successfully fly over the English Channel. Aviation experts from around the world attend the race and some compete not only for the prize, but the affections of Lord Rawnsley’s daughter.
Directed by Ken Annakin (The Longest Day, The Pirate Movie) who also co-write alongside Jack Davies (Doctor at Sea, North Sea Hijack) the film stars Stuart Whitman (The Comancheros, Night of the Lepus), Sarah Miles (Ryan’s Daughter, Hope and Glory), James Fox (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sherlock Holmes), Robert Morley (The African Queen, Too Many Chefs) and Jean-Pierre Cassel (Murder on the Orient Express, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie).
Dover is a coastal town in East Kent home to The White Cliffs of Dover as well as Europe’s busiest passenger port. The area has been used for many filming projects such as Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), The Boats That Made Britain: A Time Team Special (2014) and The Other Boleyn Girl (2008).
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965) was released on Wednesday 16th June 1965 and is available to purchase on DVD.
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