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The Conquest of the Air (1936)

12/01/1936 (GB) HistoryDocumentary 1h 11m


This early docudrama uses dramatic re-enactment, working models of early flying machines, and archival footage to trace man's attempts to fly from ancient times through the 1930's.

  1. Zoltan Korda


  2. John Monk Saunders


  3. Alexander Esway


Top Billed Cast

  1. Frederick Culley

    Frederick Culley

    Roger Bacon

  2. Laurence Olivier

    Laurence Olivier

    Vincent Lunardi

  3. Franklin Dyall

    Franklin Dyall

    Jerome de Ascoli

  4. Henry Victor

    Henry Victor

    Otto Lilienthal

  5. Hay Petrie

    Hay Petrie

    Tiberius Cavallo

  6. John Turnbull

    John Turnbull

    Von Zeppelin

  7. Charles Lefeaux

    Louis Bleriot

  8. Bryan Powley

    George Cayley

  9. Alan Wheatley

    Alan Wheatley

    Giovanni Alfonso Borelli

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The Conquest of the Air
The Conquest of the Air

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Original Language English

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