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10 Ratings

Captains of the Clouds

Directed by Michael Curtiz
United States, 1942
Drama, Action, War


Inspired by Churcill’s Dunkirk speech, brash, undisciplined bush pilot Brian MacLean and three friends enlist in the RCAF but are deemed too old to be fliers.

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Captains of the Clouds Directed by Michael Curtiz

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1943 | 2 nominations including: Best Cinematography, Color

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  • AKFilmFan's rating of the film Captains of the Clouds

    It starts off promising, establishing bush pilot competition and comedic interactions between Cagney's sarcastic, selfish, and cocky pilot and the others (esp. Hale). But the forced romance stops the film from flying & is weirdly and thankfully dropped once the war comes. Cagney does redeem himself somewhat in the end & Canada looks beautiful in Technicolor, but it's unfortunate Curtiz was wasted on a subpar script.

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