The Man in the Sky1957

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The Man in the Sky
Directed by:
Charles Crichton

Released in the USA on July 12 of 1957, "The Man in the Sky" (also known as "Versuchsmaschine CB 5", "Test Pilot", "Decision Against Time") is a Drama film directed by Charles Crichton . Jack Hawkins and Elizabeth Sellars are starring, alongside Jeremy Bodkin, Gerard Lohan, Walter Fitzgerald and John Stratton.

Dare-devil test pilot takes you on a nerve-tingling adventure!

Who directed "The Man in the Sky":

The Man in the Sky was directed by Charles Crichton, an English director, and writer.

Before making The Man in the Sky, Charles Crichton had directed The Divided Heart, released in 1954, The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953), Hunted (1952), The Lavender Hill Mob (1951), Dance Hall (1950), and Another Shore (1948). Since, he directed The Third Secret, released in 1964, He Who Rides a Tiger (1965), A Fish Called Wanda (1988).

When was "The Man in the Sky" released:

The Man in the Sky was initally released in the United States on Friday, July 12, 1957.. This was sixty-two (62) years ago.

It has been released on January, 1957 in the United Kingdom; Friday, February 14, 1958 in France and on 1958 in Germany.

What is the casting of "The Man in the Sky":

At the casting of The Man in the Sky we find Jack Hawkins, previously seen in The Long Arm (1956) and Touch and Go (1955); Elizabeth Sellars (Three Cases of Murder (1955), Prince of Players (1955)); Jeremy Bodkin [ more... ]

  • Howard Marion-Crawford and Eddie Byrne, Ernest Clark, Raymond Francis, Russell Waters can all be seen in Reach for the Sky, released in 1956.
  • Jack Hawkins, Walter Fitzgerald, John Stratton, Megs Jenkins and Russell Waters can also be seen in The Cruel Sea, released in 1953.
  • Russell Waters and John Stratton, Victor Maddern, Ernest Clark also appeared together in Seven Days to Noon, released in 1950.
  • John Stratton, Eddie Byrne and Victor Maddern also appeared in Seven Waves Away, released in 1957.
  • Donald Pleasence and Victor Maddern, Lionel Jeffries can be seen in Barnacle Bill, released in 1957.
  • Eddie Byrne, Victor Maddern and Lionel Jeffries can all be seen in Dunkirk, released in 1958.
  • Elizabeth Sellars, Ernest Clark and Russell Waters can all be seen in The Long Memory, released in 1952.
  • Jack Hawkins, Victor Maddern and Russell Waters also worked together in Angels One Five, released in 1952.
  • Jack Hawkins, Donald Pleasence and Russell Waters have all also be seen in Kidnapped, released in 1971.

What is the Storyline of "The Man in the Sky":

Test pilot John Mitchell (Jack Hawkins) disappoints his wife Mary (Elizabeth Sellars) by refusing to increase their unsuccessful bid for a house. What she does not know is that the aircraft manufacturing company he works for is in desperate financial straits. Owner Reginald Conway (Walter Fitzgerald) needs to get Ashmore (Eddie Byrne) to place an order soon or the firm will go bankrupt.

Mitchell takes the only prototype of a new airplane for a flight, with Ashmore and several others aboard. During [...]

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