The Flying Fool

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

One of the 'thick-ear' melodramas which made up the bulk of British B movies, with Kendall as a pilot assigned by the Secret Service to unmask a killer. Not quite up to Dark Eyes of London or Traitor Spy, but old maestro Summers, structuring his cardboard story around low-life Paris and Croydon airport, manages some marvellous moments. An airsick passenger swearing never again to cross the Channel, a villain rising Dracula-like from his coffin, some superbly seedy can-can dancers, even an Antonioni-ish car/plane duel. Maybe not great cinema, but for those with happy memories of Saturday morning pictures, an essential part of life.


Release details

76 mins

Cast and crew

Walter Summers
Walter Summers
Henry Kendall
Benita Hume
Wallace Geoffrey
Ursula Jeans
Martin Walker
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