Wings of Death (1961)

  |  Crime, Short


Wings of Death (1961) Poster

Scotland Yard detectives investigate the murder of a pilot found in the wreckage of his own plane. Their investigations focus on a passenger who apparently survived the crash, but was injured when the plane came to grief.


6.8/10
31

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


16 August 2018 | kristhebass
8
| Detective Inspector Steptoe
One of the Scotland Yard series of short films that were part of the cinema experience in the 50's and 50's, I remember them well a part of history sadly missing these days. While my father was away on business my mother would meet me from school with sandwiches and bottles of pop for us to consume as we sat in the front row of the circle of the ABC or the Odeon to see that weeks top film.

Anyway I digress, whilst I don't remember this particular one I do the series and this is one of the better ones that has been re run on Talking Pictures recently. I enjoy spotting future big stars sometimes in very minor roles. This one features a pre Harold Steptoe before he quits the police for the family business in Oil Drum Lane. Good to see him doing something else, even with the dodgy Scottish accent, shame this Shakespearean actor couldn't escape from the Steptoe image although he did fit that accent better than this one.

Also look out for a young, barely speaking Peter Bowles. Enjoyable.

Details

Release Date:

June 1961

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK

Contribute to this page

5 Travel-Inspired Streaming Picks

If you have wanderlust, our five movie and TV picks will take you on a journey to the south of France, to the backroads of South America, and to the Great Pyramids in Egypt.

Watch the video

Celebrate Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month with IMDb's exclusive galleries, recommendations, videos, and more.

Visit our Black History Month section

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com