Cinema: Craft of Comedy

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, or: How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours and 11 Minutes. Filmed in England in 70-mm. Todd-AO and DeLuxe Color by spendthrift 20th Century-Fox (Cleopatra, The Sound of Music), this disarming comedy spectacular has the charm, spirit and easy-does-it amiability usually associated with movies made on a shoe string. Producer Stan Margulies and Director Ken Annakin, in lightsome homage to the birth of aviation, have sensibly squandered a good share of their budget on bamboo, catgut, glue, canvas and piano wire to reproduce...

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