Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines 1965
Ken Annakin's large-canvas comedy Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines is set in 1910. In order to boost circulation of his newspaper, Lord Rawnsley (Robert Morley) offers 10,000 pounds to the first person who can fly across the English Channel. A huge number of hopefuls enter the contest, including the scheming Sir Percy Ware-Armitage (Terry-Thomas), who, with the help of his henchman Courtney (Eric Sykes), attempts to sabotage the other entries.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 7 nominations.
2h 18min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Stars: Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, James Fox
Director: Ken Annakin
Language: English | French | German | Italian | Japanese