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Breaking the Sound Barrier

1952 Rated NR 1hr 58m

World War II pilot Tony (Nigel Patrick) marries into the family of wealthy airplane designer John Ridgefield (Ralph Richardson), whose near-reckless pursuit of breaking the sound barrier creates an emotional barrier with his daughter Susan (Ann Todd). Featuring ace performances, vintage aviation footage and sterling direction by master auteur David Lean, the stirring drama won the 1953 BAFTA for Best Film and Best Actor for Richardson.

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Movie Details

1953 BAFTA®
1953 Academy Award®
  • Best Sound
  • Best Writing nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1


English, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access.