Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes
From The Internet Movie Plane Database
Stuart Whitman (Orvil Newton)
Sarah Miles (Patricia Rawnsley)
James Fox (Richard Mays)
Alberto Sordi (Count Emilio Ponticelli)
Jean-Pierre Cassel (Pierre Dubois)
Gert Fröbe (Colonel Manfred von Holstein)
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.
Anachronistic picture, as this experience of vertical flight was done by American John Pitts in 1928.
Archive footage also seen in Fröhliche Zukunft! — Wünsche, Wunder und Visionen and Sonda - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
French engineer Etienne Oemichen's first attempt at vertical flight, around 1920, he built a twin-rotor helicopter that had insufficient power to fly. He solved the problem by adding a balloon to the machine, named Helicostat.
Same aircraft seen in another movie at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
1922. Same aircraft seen in another movie at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
N°8 of Richard Mays English pilot (James Fox). Replica built by Hants & Sussex Aviation.
Bristol Boxkite (replica)
N°7 The Phoenix Flyer of Orville Newton-USA pilot (Stuart Whitman). Based on Henri Farman airplane with Gnome engine. Replica built by F.G. Miles Engineering Co.
Vickers 22 Monoplane (replica)
N°2 of Count Emilio Ponticelli -Italian pilot (Alberto Sordi). Bleriot licence. The replica was built in 1960 by Douglas Bianchi London.
Philips Multiplane n° 3
First plane used by the italian count Emilio Ponticelli (and first crash!).
(capture to be done)
From a plane built in 1908 by a french living in England; historically, this plane made a single flight of 20 meters before crashing a tree and so was never running any rallye.
Lee Richards Annular Biplane
Another plane used by Count Emilio Ponticelli
Blackburn 1912 Monoplane
N°6 Wake up Scotland of Mac Dougall – Scottish pilot (Gordon Jackson). Genuine vintage aircraft.
Registration G-AANI, c/n 9.
Billing Tractor Biplane (replica)
N°1 of Mr.Yamamoto -Japanese pilot (Yûjirô Ishihara). The replica was built by Harold Best-Devereux.
N°11 of Colonel Manfred von Holstein-German pilot (Gert Fröbe). The replica was built by Harold Best-Devereux.
Avro Triplane Mk.IV (replica)
N°12 of Sir Percy Ware-Armitage -British pilot (Terry-Thomas). The replica was built by Hampshire Aero Club.
Santos Dumont Demoiselle No.21 (replica)
N°9 of Pierre Dubois -French pilot (Jean-Pierre Cassel). The replica was built by Personal Planes Services.
Picat Dubreuil Monoplan (replica)
N°4 HMS Victory of Lieutenant Parsons -British pilot (Jeremy Lloyd).
Deperdussin A Monoplan
Genuine vintage aircraft.
Registration G-AANH, c/n 43.
Walton Edwards Rhomboidal Biplane (replica)
N°14 of Mr.Wallace-British pilot.
- Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes at IMDb
- Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes at Wikipedia
- Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes at IMCDb