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G In Theaters 08/1/2004 , 138min.
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Plot & Details

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. There is also a love triangle featuring Orvil Newton (Stuart Whitman) and Richard Mays (James Fox) competing for the heart of Patricia Rawnsley (Sarah Miles).

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1965 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Ken Annakin Nominated
1965 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Jack Davies Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1965 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Costume Design in Color [British] Osbert Lancaster Won
1965 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Costume Design in Color [British] Dinah Greet Won

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1965 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Musical or Comedy Nominated
1965 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Alberto Sordi Nominated
1965 Hollywood Foreign Press Association New Star of the Year - Male James Fox Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1965 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Costume Design in Color [British] Osbert Lancaster Won
1965 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Costume Design in Color [British] Dinah Greet Won

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