Captains of the Clouds [Thinpak]

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Captains of the Clouds [Thinpak]
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 53 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: April 24, 2007
  • Originally Released: 1942
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Mono 1.0 English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by , &
Composition by
Art Direction by
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Director of Photography: &
Executive Production by

Entertainment Reviews:


User Ratings: 353
Rating: B+ -- Cagney is a bush pilot facing a fleet of Nazi raiders in this morale-boosting aviation drama from Warner Brothers.
Kansas City Kansan
Oct 25, 2004
Rating: B -- James Cagney's first color film, an aviation tale, was Oscar nominated for Cinematography and Interior Decoration Full Review
Aug 25, 2012
...A lively aviation pic....There's some gorgeous, even unforgettable, outdoor photography in the early scenes...
USA Today
Sep 17, 1993
A movie that is as brutal as it is human, with a strong argument, allows us to sympathize with the protagonist. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
Sep 12, 2019
Although Cagney is much better than his thankless role, the real heroes of Captains are Director Michael Curtiz and his five cameramen ... Full Review
TIME Magazine
Feb 27, 2018

Product Description:

A better-than-average WWII flagwaver, CAPTAIN OF THE CLOUDS is told from the point of view of the Canadians. James Cagney and his daredevil flying buddies enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force thinking that years of dangerous aerial feats have acquainted them with mid-air derring-do. The brash leader gets stuck with a civilian air convoy, but matures quickly when faced with a heroic decision.

Plot Synopsis:

In the early days of North American involvement in the Second World War, a small group of Canadian freight pilots hear the call to arms.
Led by MacLean, a brawny and big-mouthed aviator, the men enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Unfortunately for MacLean, the R.C.A.F. brass feel he is too old to fly a military aircraft. So his chums get their wings, and he gets stuck with a civilian detail ferrying his pals' bomber squadron to England.
MacLean's heroism eventually has a chance to surface; however, when a German fighter plane attacks his squadron, he takes a chance and crashes into the German ship. This saves the lives of his pals and opens up the Atlantic corridor for North America to follow the Allies into battle.


Production Notes:

  • Additional crew: O. Cathcart Jones (technical advisor);

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 25,107
  • UPC: 012569796546
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