Captains of the Clouds


Inspired by Churchill's Dunkirk speech, brash, undisciplined Canadian bush pilot Brian MacLean and three friends enlist in the RCAF.

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  1. Arthur T. Horman

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Norman Reilly Raine


  3. Richard Macaulay


  4. Roland Gillett


  5. Michael Curtiz


Top Billed Cast

  1. James Cagney

    James Cagney

    Brian MacLean (bush pilot)

  2. Dennis Morgan

    Dennis Morgan

    Johnny Dutton (bush pilot)

  3. Brenda Marshall

    Brenda Marshall

    Emily Foster

  4. Alan Hale

    Alan Hale

    Francis Patrick 'Tiny' Murphy (bush pilot)

  5. George Tobias

    George Tobias

    Blimp Lebec (bush pilot)

  6. Reginald Gardiner

    Reginald Gardiner

    Scrounger Harris (bush pilot)

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 54m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • February 21, 1942



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A review by talisencrw

By talisencrw

It was a coincidence, this being Remembrance Day, that I threw on this selection from the James Cagney Signature Collection DVD boxed set, and it's weird that this Hollywood film came out as a tribute to the Royal Canadian Air Force. Really unique as a war film, and I loved Billy Bishop's cameo, in his full title, giving out 'wings' to those fortunate pilots who successfully passed RCAF training. Especially recommended for fans either of James Cagney or war films in general.

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