Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines (1965)

Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines
September 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Part of the Aviation Festival Screening – this is your chance to see Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines (1965) on the big screen!

Get your best flying gear on and step back in time for this classic British comedy, revolving around the craze of early aviation!

In 1910, British press magnate Lord Rawnsley offers £10,000 to the winner of the Daily Post cross channel air race, from London to Paris. His aim is to prove that Britain is “number one in the air”, but the race brings aviators from all over the world, and rivalries and complications ensue as the flyers jockey for position and the affections of various women.

British period comedy featuring an international ensemble cast, including Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, Robert Morley, Terry-Thomas, James Fox, Red Skelton, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Gert Fröbe and Alberto Sordi.

Winner of the 1966 BAFTA for Best Costume, and nominated for Art Direction and Cinematography BAFTAs, the Oscar for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay an Best Picture, Actor and Most Promising Newcomer Golden Globes (Comedy or Musical).

Screening in partnership with the Orkney Aviation Festival. Aviation or appropriate period themed fancy dress is encouraged!

132 mins