awards & nominations

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965)

Alberto Sordi as "Count Emilio Ponticelli"

In 1910, newspaper mogul Lord Rawnsley (Robert Morley) decides to offer a large cash sum to the first pilot to successfully fly over the English Channel. Aviation experts from near and far enter the race, including the underhanded Sir Percy Ware-Armitage (Terry-Thomas), wild American flyer Orvil Newton (Stuart Whitman) and British ace Richard Mays (James Fox). Orvil and Richard come out as the front-runners, but both men are distracted by Rawnsley's lovely daughter, Patricia (Sarah Miles).

Golden Globe (1965)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical