Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines Poster

Release Date: August 1st, 2004

DVD Release Date: March 16th, 2004

G|2 hr 12 min

Plot Summary
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).

Cast: Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, James Fox, Alberto Sordi, Robert Morley, Gert Fröbe, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Eric Sykes

Director: Ken Annakin

Genres: Comedy

Keywords: Love, Rivalry, Love triangle, Quest, Lighthearted, Madcap, Competition, Sacrifice, England

Awards

Nominated British Cinematography: Colour
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1965)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner British Costume Design: Colour
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1965)
Nominated Writing (Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated British Art Direction: Colour
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1965)