Captains of the Clouds (1942) - Rotten Tomatoes

Captains of the Clouds (1942)





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James Cagney plays an independent Canadian bush pilot who attempts service in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WW II but cannot bend to military ways. Soon, however, he proves his ability as a civilian.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Roland Gillett, Richard Macaulay, Norman Reilly Raine, Arthur T. Horman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 23, 2007
Warner Bros. Pictures


James Cagney
as Brian MacLean
Dennis Morgan
as Johnny Dutton
Alan Hale
as "Tiny" Murphy
George Tobias
as Blimp Lebec
Brenda Marshall
as Emily Foster
Reginald Gardiner
as Scrounger Harris
Reginald Denny
as Commanding officer
Russell Arms
as Prentiss
Paul Cavanagh
as Group captain
Clem Bevans
as Store-Teeth Morrison
Morton Lowry
as Carmichael
S.L. Cathcart-Jones
as Chief Instructor
Frederic Worlock
as President of Court M...
Roland Drew
as Officer
Benny Baker
as Popcorn Kearns
Ben Baker
as Popcorn Kearns
Louis Jean Heydt
as Provost Marshal
Gig Young
as Student Pilot
Tod Andrews
as Student Pilot
O. Cathcart Jones
as Chief Instructor
Pat Flaherty
as Drill sergeant
Tom Dugan
as Bartender
Gavin Muir
as Orderly
Larry Williams
as Duty officer
Miles Mander
as Churchill
Ben Baker
as Popcorn Kearns
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Critic Reviews for Captains of the Clouds

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

James Cagney's first color film, an aviation tale, was Oscar nominated for Cinematography and Interior Decoration

Full Review… | August 25, 2012

Cagney is a bush pilot facing a fleet of Nazi raiders in this morale-boosting aviation drama from Warner Brothers.

October 25, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

August 14, 2005

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for Captains of the Clouds


While suffering the burden of being a propaganda film, Captains of the Clouds actually has some substance when it's not showing the inspiring nature of "technical scenes."

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