Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines [DVD] [1965]

  • SKU: 6355213
  • Release Date: 03/16/2004
  • Rating: G
This grand-scale comedy has been given a polished presentation for its release on DVD. Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1, which has also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. Bonus materials include an alternate commentary track from director Ken Annakin; galleries of production photos, vintage airplanes, and special-effects shots; a look at the film's storyboards; and the movie's original trailer and television promotional spots.
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • Audio commentary by director Ken Annakin
  • "Making Of" featurette
  • Still photo galleries...and more!
  • Closed Captioned


Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines
Ken Annakin's large-canvas comedy Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines is set in 1910. In order to boost circulation of his newspaper, Lord Rawnsley (Robert Morley) offers 10,000 pounds to the first person who can fly across the English Channel. A huge number of hopefuls enter the contest, including the scheming Sir Percy Ware-Armitage (Terry-Thomas), who, with the help of his henchman Courtney (Eric Sykes), attempts to sabotage the other entries. There is also a love triangle featuring Orvil Newton (Stuart Whitman) and Richard Mays (James Fox) competing for the heart of Patricia Rawnsley (Sarah Miles). ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Stuart Whitman
    Stuart Whitman - Orvil Newton
  • Sarah Miles
    Sarah Miles - Patricia Rawnsley
  • James Fox
    James Fox - Richard Mays
  • Alberto Sordi
    Alberto Sordi - Count Emilio Ponticelli
  • Robert Morley
    Robert Morley - Lord Rawnsley

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good family movie

    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I grew up watching this humorous movie about an air race featuring many types of planes representing many countries, set in pre-ww11 England. Starring Stuart Whitman. Just a good old-fashioned, clean movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I love this movie. The customer service and value were great too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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