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Cone of Silence

  • Drama
  • 1960
  • Charles Frend
  • 76 mins
  • U

Summary

A flying instructor investigates a series of mysterious aircraft accidents blamed on one pilot and finds evidence which may clear the unfortunate suspect's name. Drama, starring Peter Cushing, Michael Craig, Elizabeth Seal and George Sanders.

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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This expertly made, taut British movie from Scott of the Antarctic director and former Hitchcock editor Charles Frend contains some fine heart-stopping moments in an excellent plot that concerns a pilot's fight to clear his name. Peter Cushing and George Sanders, both cast against type, give superb performances, as does character actor Bernard Lee, later "M" in the James Bond films. Some of the technical details and hardware have inevitably dated in this aeronautical drama, but the striking black-and-white compositions and the beautifully paced editing by Max Benedict remain very impressive indeed. The film was retitled Trouble in the Sky and was severely cut for the US market.

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Credits

Cast

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Captain Hugh DallasMichael Craig
Captain Clive JuddPeter Cushing
Captain George GortBernard Lee
Charlotte GortElizabeth Seal
Sir Arnold HobbesGeorge Sanders
Captain Edward ManninghamAndré Morell
Captain BatesonGordon Jackson
Captain BraddockCharles Tingwell
Nigel PickeringNoel Willman
Joyce MitchellDelphi Lawrence

Crew

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DirectorCharles Frend

Details

Language
English
Formats
Black and white
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