Flight of the Doves

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

Having perpetrated a repellent mixture of bloody violence, pacifist plea and spoony romance in Soldier Blue, Nelson followed upwith this equally odious whimsy about two Liverpudlian moppets who take flight from a cruel stepfather and head for Ireland, where a loving granny (McGuire) waits with open arms in a little thatched cottage. Various grotesques met along the way, plus Moody as a wicked uncle with an eye to their inheritance (and adopting a series of wild disguises as he gives chase), provide some laborious relief from the maudlin sentiment. Nelson produced and co-scripted as well as directing, so the sorry mess is all his.


Release details

101 mins

Cast and crew

Ralph Nelson
Frank Gabrielson, Ralph Nelson
Ron Moody
Jack Wild
Dorothy McGuire
Stanley Holloway
Helen Raye
William Rushton
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