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High Flight (1957)

Approved | | Drama, War | April 1958 (USA)
The Commanding Officer of an RAF Training School must deal with a difficult cadet, but the cadet reminds the C.O. of himself when young.

Director:

John Gilling

Writers:

Joseph Landon (screenplay), Ken Hughes (screenplay) (as Kenneth Hughes) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Milland ... Wing Commander Rudge
Bernard Lee ... Flight Sergeant Harris
Kenneth Haigh ... Tony Winchester
Anthony Newley ... Roger Endicott
Kenneth Fortescue Kenneth Fortescue ... John Fletcher
Sean Kelly Sean Kelly ... Cadet Day
Helen Cherry ... Louise
Leslie Phillips ... Squadron Leader Blake
Kynaston Reeves Kynaston Reeves ... Minister for Air
John Le Mesurier ... Commandant
Jan Brooks Jan Brooks ... Diana
Jan Holden ... Jackie
Richard Wattis ... Chauffeur
Andrew Keir ... Valetta Instructor
Charles Clay Charles Clay ... Colonel
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Storyline

The Commanding Officer of an RAF Training School must deal with a difficult cadet, but the cadet reminds the C.O. of himself when young.

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The wide sky its stage...the whole range of human emotions its back-drop...in the super-charged drama of the men who fly today's top-secret jets !

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kameraden der Luft See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Black and White (US theatrical prints)| Color (Technicolor) (UK prints) (as Technicolor®)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

William Hartnell was asked to play Sgt Harris. See more »

Goofs

When the trumpet is playing at the beginning of the second year, the trumpeter's fingerings are all wrong. He is playing a bugle call, which does not require any use of the valves, but he is using the valves, so the call must be dubbed. See more »

Quotes

Roger Endicott: Good morning sir!
Wing Commander Rudge: Endicott - it's a salute I want from you, not a weather report.
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Alternate Versions

TCM print is shown in a version which is 86 min., color and panned and scanned and not the Cinemascope original See more »

Soundtracks

'High Flight' March
Composed by Eric Coates
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I'll keep this short and sweet!
28 January 2012 | by vawlkee_2000See all my reviews

I'd never heard of or seen this film until recently on You Tube. Yes it's there! I've seen a lot of aviation films, some poor and some very good and others in between. This one copped a "9" on my scale.

They don't get much better then this, the perfect proportion of humor and drama that always keeps you wanting more! What else could you ask for in a genre film about aircraft and the men that man them.

Great acting and the aerial photography is excellent. Seeing the RAF in the 50's in glorious Technicolor and Cinemascope is not to be missed!

I can't recommend this film too highly! It's on You Tube and there's no excuse to miss it! Happy landings!


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