Approved | | Drama, Romance, War
Fictionalized story of British aerospace engineers solving the problem of supersonic flight.
A little over a year after this movie premiered, on Saturday, July 25, 1953, one of the de Havilland Comets shown, G-ALYR, was damaged beyond repair in a taxiing accident without casualties at Calcutta airport.
Is the ability to travel at 2,000 miles an hour going to be a blessing to the human race?
John Ridgefield: Well, I'd say that's up to the human race.
Susan: As a member of it, I can't feel unduly optimistic. In fact, if that's all that lies beyond the barrier, what purpose...
Garthwaite, having just alighted from a Comet airliner with his wife, is seen reading that evening's newspaper dated Saturday, 28th September 1946. The Comet didn't make its maiden flight until July1949 and didn't enter service until 1952.
In the opening credits, immediately after the human actors, are listed four British aircraft: The de Havilland COMET The Vickers-Supermarine ATTACKER The de Havilland VAMPIRE 113 The Vickers-Supermarine SWIFT Rolls-Royce 'Avon' Engine
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