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Conquest of the Air (1936)

Conquest of the Air





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This interesting early docu-drama offers a complete chronicle of the history of aviation from prehistoric times through the mid 1930s. Though the film was finished by 1935, it was not released until much later. H.G. Wells assisted on the first drafts of the script. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Peter Bezencenet
In Theaters:
Criterion Collection


John Abbott
as De Rozier
Percy Marmont
as Wilbur Wright
Margaretta Scott
as Isobella d'Este
Charles Lefeaux
as Louis Bleriot
Frederick Culley
as Roger Bacon
Franklin Dyall
as Jerome de Ascoli
Charles Frend
as Narrator
Charles Hickman
as Orville Wright
Laurence Olivier
as Vincent Lunardi
Hay Petrie
as Tiberius Cavallo
Bryan Powley
as Sir George Cayley
John Turnbull
as Von Zeppelin
Henry Victor
as Otto Lilienthal
Ben Webster
as Leonardo da Vinci
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interesting historical pic about the history of aviation from davinchi on ward done in documentary style & includes a lot of footage of famous flyers like lindburgh & amelia

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