|In the early days of the 20th century, a british newspaper offers a prize for the winner of a cross channel air race which brings flyers from all over the world. There are many sub-plots as the flyers jockey for position and the affections of various women.|
Editor's NoteAn enjoyable adventure film of daring airmen, vintage airplanes and a thrilling race from London to Paris. Academy Award Nominations: Best (Original) story and Screenplay.
Cast & Crew
|Anne V. Coates - Editor|
|Christopher Challis - Cinematographer|
|Gordon Stone - Editor|
|Jack Davies - Screenplay|
|Ken Annakin - Director|
|Ken Annakin - Screenplay|
|Ron Goodwin - Original Music By|
|Stan Margulies - Producer|
Plot SummaryThe year is 1910, and flying machines have taken hold of everyone's imagination. So a wealthy publisher, anxious to increase circulation, sets up a contest: he'll give a £10,000 prize to whoever's first to cross the English Channel in a plane. And it isn't long before a large group of greedy, ambitious folks are off and flying... hoping to win fortune and fame.
|Jack Davies, Ken Annakin, Nominee, Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen|