THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES
Sunday, February 19
at 11:00 AM
(1965, Ken Annakin) ...Or, How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours 11 Minutes. In 1910, wealthy newspaper magnate Robert Morley offers an enormous £10,000 to the first pilot to fly over the English Channel, among them stiff-upper-lip Brit James Fox, stalwart Yank Stuart Whitman, and underhanded snake Terry-Thomas (pictured). The international cast also includes Sarah Miles (Ryan’s Daughter), Benny Hill, Alberto Sordi (Mafioso, The White Sheik), Jean-Pierre Cassel (Army of Shadows), Gert Fröbe (Goldfinger), and Red Skelton! Archival 35mm studio print. Complete “Road Show” version. Approx. 138 min.
“Exhilarating look at the pioneer days of aviation. It’s the spectacular aerial footage and freewheeling slapstick comedy that makes it one of the most fondly remembered of all ‘60s roadshow blockbusters.”
– Leonard Maltin