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Charting man's complicated journey towards and mastery over flight, this fascinating film uses both drama and documentary footage to present a highly cinematic account of the evolution of aviation, encompassing early experiments in automated flight, the development of bombers and aircraft carriers, and the earliest experiments in vertical rotary flight.

A project initiated in 1935 by Alexander Korda as a potential collaboration with Winston Churchill, The Conquest of the Air was produced in fits and starts over the following five years – eventually being released in 1940 as a propaganda film to help the war effort both here and in America. The film is featured here in a brand-new transfer from original film elements in its as-exhibited aspect ratio.

studio:
Network
Run Time:
71 mins approx.
Director:
Zoltan Korda

Alexander Esway

Alexander Shaw

John Monk Saunders
Certificate:
U
Actor:
Laurence Olivier

Franklin Dyall

Hay Petrie
Aspect Ratio:
1.33:1
Theatrical Release Year:
1936
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
2

The Conquest of the Air

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Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture

Charting man's complicated journey towards and mastery over flight, this fascinating film uses both drama and documentary footage to present a highly cinematic account of the evolution of aviation, encompassing early experiments in automated flight, the development of bombers and aircraft carriers, and the earliest experiments in vertical rotary flight.

A project initiated in 1935 by Alexander Korda as a potential collaboration with Winston Churchill, The Conquest of the Air was produced in fits and starts over the following five years – eventually being released in 1940 as a propaganda film to help the war effort both here and in America. The film is featured here in a brand-new transfer from original film elements in its as-exhibited aspect ratio.

studio:
Network
Run Time:
71 mins approx.
Director:
Zoltan Korda

Alexander Esway

Alexander Shaw

John Monk Saunders
Certificate:
U
Actor:
Laurence Olivier

Franklin Dyall

Hay Petrie
Aspect Ratio:
1.33:1
Theatrical Release Year:
1936
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
2
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