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Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines

1965 PG 2h 18m DVD

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Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines

1965 PG 2h 18m DVD
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It's hijinks (as well as high dizziness) galore when an international air race sponsored by a newspaper publisher is undermined by sabotage. Starring in this frothy caper is a large and very funny international cast including Benny Hill, Eric Sykes, Gert Frobe, Irina Demich, James Fox, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Red Skelton, Robert Morley, Sarah Miles, Stuart Whitman and gap-toothed British funnyman Terry-Thomas.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
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age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that there are blink-and-you'll-miss them swear words and ethnic slurs, and a few stunts of a don't-try-this-at-home-with-cardboard-wings variety. One running gag concerns a Frenchman who seduces a string of women throughout (nothing explicit is shown). Some video boxes of this feature carry a "G," others a "PG," and there's no difference in content.

Sexual Content

A nude in a painting obliquely glimpsed. The model herself quickly clads herself in a towel. A flirty Frenchman insists on greeting and romancing girls with slaps on the bottom. Near the end he heads for a handy haystack with a woman.


Flying-machine crashes and car-chase crackups are pretty frequent, but harmless. A punch-out. A clumsy duel fought with outsized rifles.


"Hell" uttered, the s-word muttered, and the ethnic slur "nip."

Social Behavior

The cast is abundantly, exuberantly filled with hearty stereotypes, such as stiffly proper Britons, opera-singing Italians, laid-back cowboy Yanks, militaristic Germans, romantic Frenchmen, etc. (the Japanese entrant is a surprise; he has British mannerisms instead). There isn't any meanness in any of it. Noble, honest pilots win; the shifty, underhanded one doesn't.


Mention of some real-life London newspapers.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Social drinking (with one of the wine glasses poisoned); cigar and cigarette smoking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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