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Captains of the Clouds (1942)

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114 min | Action, Drama, War

Inspired by Churchill'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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Arthur T. Horman (story) (screenplay) | Roland Gillett (story) | Richard Macaulay (screenplay) | Norman Reilly Raine (screenplay)
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Updated Feb 12, 1942

Release date
Feb 21, 1942 (United States)

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83 cast members
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James Cagney
Brian MacLean Brian MacLean   See fewer
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Dennis Morgan
Johnny Dutton Johnny Dutton   See fewer
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Brenda Marshall
Emily Foster Emily Foster   See fewer
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Alan Hale
Francis Patrick 'Tiny' Murphy Francis Patrick 'Tiny' Murphy   See fewer
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George Tobias
Blimp Lebec Blimp Lebec   See fewer
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Reginald Gardiner
Scrounger Harris Scrounger Harris   See fewer
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W.A. Bishop
Air Marshal W. A. Bishop (as Air Marshal W.A. Bishop) Air Marshal W. A. Bishop (as Air Marshal W.A. Bishop)   See fewer
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Reginald Denny
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Russell Arms
Louis 'Alabama' Prentiss Louis 'Alabama' Prentiss   See fewer
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Paul Cavanagh
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Clem Bevans
Sam 'Store-Teeth' Morrison Sam 'Store-Teeth' Morrison   See fewer
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J.M. Kerrigan
Foster Foster   See fewer
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J. Farrell MacDonald
Dr. Neville (as J. Farrell Macdonald) Dr. Neville (as J. Farrell Macdonald)   See fewer
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Morton Lowry
Carmichael Carmichael   See fewer
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Owen Cathcart-Jones
Chief Flying Instructor (as S/L O. Cathcart-Jones) Chief Flying Instructor (as S/L O. Cathcart-Jones)   See fewer
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Frederick Worlock
President of Court-Martial President of Court-Martial   See fewer
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Roland Drew
Officer Officer   See fewer
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Lucia Carroll
Blonde Blonde   See fewer
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George Meeker
Playboy Playboy   See fewer
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Benny Baker
Popcorn Kearns Popcorn Kearns   See fewer
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Hardie Albright
Kingsley Kingsley   See fewer
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Ray Walker
Mason Mason   See fewer
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Charles Halton
Supintendent Nolan Supintendent Nolan   See fewer
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Louis Jean Heydt
Provost Marshal Provost Marshal   See fewer
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Gig Young
Student Pilot (as Byron Barr) Student Pilot (as Byron Barr)   See fewer
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Tod Andrews
Student Pilot (as Michael Ames) Student Pilot (as Michael Ames)   See fewer
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Willie Fung
Willie Willie   See fewer
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Flying Instructor (uncredited) Flying Instructor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lane Allan
Canadian (uncredited) Canadian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Ault
L.A.C. Grove - Texan (uncredited) L.A.C. Grove - Texan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barry Bernard
Gilbert (uncredited) Gilbert (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wing Commander Brian
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James Bush
Sergeant Pilot (uncredited) Sergeant Pilot (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph Carr
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James Craven
Instructor (uncredited) Instructor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles De Ravenne
French Canadian (uncredited) French Canadian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leslie Denison
Flight Lieutenant (uncredited) Flight Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Dillaway
Instructor (uncredited) Instructor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dave Duncan
Sergeant-Major (uncredited) Sergeant-Major (uncredited)   See fewer
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Flying Officer (uncredited) Flying Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gerald Fielding
Flight Lt. Holt (uncredited) Flight Lt. Holt (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat Flaherty
Drill Sergeant (uncredited) Drill Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Gallaudet
Colby (uncredited) Colby (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herbert Gunn
Aircraftsman (uncredited) Aircraftsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Haines
Nightclub Waiter (uncredited) Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Hamilton
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Winifred Harris
Red Cross Collector (uncredited) Red Cross Collector (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cranbrook (uncredited) Cranbrook (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stuart Holmes
Man Entering Hotel (uncredited) Man Entering Hotel (uncredited)   See fewer
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J. Anthony Hughes
Hunter - RCAF Applicant (uncredited) Hunter - RCAF Applicant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Hyde
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Ellis Irving
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Aircraftsman Lawrence (uncredited) Aircraftsman Lawrence (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Lackteen
Indian at Foster's (uncredited) Indian at Foster's (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Lewis
Mr. Burton - RCAF Applicant (uncredited) Mr. Burton - RCAF Applicant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Miles Mander
Winston S. Churchill (voice) (uncredited) Winston S. Churchill (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Officer (uncredited) Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Man Buying Dog Team (uncredited) Man Buying Dog Team (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Montgomery
Aircraftsman Hodges (uncredited) Aircraftsman Hodges (uncredited)   See fewer
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Will Morgan
Flying Instructor (uncredited) Flying Instructor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gavin Muir
Orderly (uncredited) Orderly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry Rowland
German Pilot (uncredited) German Pilot (uncredited)   See fewer
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Flyer in Nightclub (uncredited) Flyer in Nightclub (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 1,264 votes