Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines

Corrected entry: The "British" plane is a French design.

Correction: The dialogue never states it is a British design, neither is there a logical reason why a British pilot shouldn't fly a french design. The dialog explicitly states that "until three years ago" there were no British fliers, so instead it makes perfect sense to see British fliers use imported designs.

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Corrected entry: When Dubois has to land his plane just short of Paris, he lands on a field, and the plane's wake blows down a hay stack. But the wake should blow the straw towards the plane, not away from it.

Correction: It would seem that the contributor has never stood behind a propellor driven aircraft while it was revving up. The slipstream most definitely flows backwards.


Corrected entry: The British comedian Benny Hill plays the air field fire chief; his role is not listed in the movie's credits.

Correction: Not quite correct. Benny is listed in both the opening and closing credits. His precise role is not against his name, but then that applies to most of the minor characters in the film too.


Corrected entry: When Yamamoto receives the news about the race, look in slow-mo as he lands his kite. On close observation, the cables the kite has been suspended on from the set can be seen.

Correction: The rules of this site are quite clear - if you have to use slow motion to see it, it is not a mistake.


Continuity mistake: When the German colonel crash lands in the Channel, he first hangs directly under his upside-down plane before he has to let go, and the plane zooms in a straight line away from him. But as he resurfaces in the foreground, the plane comes in from the background's left before landing in the water.

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Count Emilio Ponticelli: Like-a Caesar, we go to England.

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Trivia: In the beginning of the movie there is a reference to a Frenchman who had crossed the Channel by plane in the previous year (1909). The man meant is Louis Blériot, who flew from Calais to Dover in his famous craft 'Blériot XI' in 37 minutes. Again it was a competition race, for a 1000 Pounds set by the London Daily Mail.

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