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Captains of the Clouds

Story splits into two sections - first half depicts the adventurous and rowdy experiences of a group of freelance bush flyers of northern Canada who pilot supplies to the settlers and prospectors along the lakes and rivers of the northland - and second portion outlines their adventures as members of the Royal Canadian Air Force training schools.

Story splits into two sections – first half depicts the adventurous and rowdy experiences of a group of freelance bush flyers of northern Canada who pilot supplies to the settlers and prospectors along the lakes and rivers of the northland – and second portion outlines their adventures as members of the Royal Canadian Air Force training schools.

Cast is of topnotch calibre throughout. James Cagney holds attention throughout as the nervy, adventurous and happy-go-lucky flying expert. It’s a spotlight performance for Cagney in every foot of film.

Screenplay [from a story by Arthur T. Horman and Roland Gillett] is a fine admixture of vigorous adventure with narrative insight of pilot training procedure across the border. Michael Curtiz directs with a positive straight-line objective of pointing up the sweeping drama.

Captains of the Clouds

  • Production: Warner. Director Michael Curtiz; Producer Hal B. Wallis (exec.); Screenplay Arthur T. Horman, Richard Macaulay, Norman Reilly Raine; Camera Sol Polito, Wilfrid M. Cline, Elmer Dyer, Charles Marshall, Winton C. Hoch; Editor George Amy; Music Max Steiner;; Art Director Ted Smith
  • Crew: (Color) Extract of a review from 1942. Running time: 113 MIN.
  • With: James Cagney Dennis Morgan Brenda Marshall Alan Hale George Tobias Reginald Gardiner
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