Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965)

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… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: March 16, 2004
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Top gun of slapstick early-aviation comedies.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...part slapstick, part spectacle, and part adventure, but most of all it's sweet, lighthearted fun.

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Funny, zany and full of magnificent vintage airplanes; Red Skelton open and close is great.

Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Goofy "great race" fun.


Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
A comedy classic, very much of its time, full of slap-stick and silly humour. The cast is brilliant too, an eclectic mix of European favourites but mainly… More
Dean McKenna
Terry-Thomas' so hilarious in this extraordinary comic version of the historic 1910 London to Paris air race.
Jens S.
One of those childhood classics they always showed on holidays to watch over and over again. Sure, it doesn't work quite as well anymore as it used to,… More
Byron Brubaker
Another 60's comedy that I had seen years ago and re-watched (on tv) recently. I'm not sure if anyone on the production of this movie worked for… More
xGary Xx
This live action version of an airborne wacky races is predictable slapstick but moustache twirling Terry Thomas is always worth watching as the original Dick… More
Barry Lappin
I cant rave about this enough...What a wonderful film. I loved the era and could watch this now.