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Captains of the Clouds (1942)

aka Captains of the Clouds

"So full of spectacle and glory it had to be made in Technicolor!"

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Details: 114 mins · English


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Small Brian MacLean (bush pilot)
Small Johnny Dutton (bush pilot)
Small Emily Foster
Small Francis Patrick 'Tiny' Murphy (bush pilot)
Small Blimp Lebec (bush pilot)
Small Scrounger Harris (bush pilot)
No_movie_poster Himself (as Air Marshal W.A. Bishop)
Small Commanding officer
No_movie_poster Louis 'Alabama' Prentiss
Small Group Captain
Small Sam 'Store-Teeth' Morrison
Small Foster (storekeeper / Emily's father)
No_movie_poster Dr. Neville (from Churchtown) (as J. Farrell Macdonald)
No_movie_poster Fyffe
No_movie_poster Carmichael


Small Michael Curtiz Director
No_movie_poster Norman Reilly Raine Screenplay
No_movie_poster Richard Macaulay Screenplay
No_movie_poster Arthur T. Horman Story
No_movie_poster Roland Gillett Story
No_movie_poster Hal B. Wallis Production
No_movie_poster George Amy Editing


"So full of spectacle and glory it had to be made in Technicolor!"


Brian MacLean (James Cagney), Johnny Dutton (Dennis Morgan), "Tiny" Murphy (Alan Hale, Sr.), "Blimp" Lebec (George Tobias), and "Scrounger" Harris (Reginald Gardiner) are Waco-flying bush pilots competing for business in rugged Northern Ontario, Canada in 1939, as the Second World War is beginning. While Dutton flies by the book, MacLean is a seat-of-the-pants kind of pilot, mirroring the differences in their personalities.

When Dutton saves MacLean's life by transporting a doctor under dangerous flying conditions, MacLean is grateful. He steals and marries Dutton's badly-behaved girlfriend Emily Foster (Brenda Marshall) in order to save him from a life of misery. Dutton, however, does not see MacLean's actions as an act of kindness, and abruptly ends their friendship. Depressed, Dutton gives his savings to charity and enlists in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Release Dates:

DVD : 2007-04-24