Captains of the Clouds

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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.

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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 Martial
Roland Drew
as Officer
Benny 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
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Critic Reviews for Captains of the Clouds

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  • Although Cagney is much better than his thankless role, the real heroes of Captains are Director Michael Curtiz and his five cameramen ...

    Feb 27, 2018 | Full Review…
  • James Cagney's first color film, an aviation tale, was Oscar nominated for Cinematography and Interior Decoration

    Aug 25, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • Cagney is a bush pilot facing a fleet of Nazi raiders in this morale-boosting aviation drama from Warner Brothers.

    Oct 25, 2004 | Rating: B+

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