German-Speaking Emigrés
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Title of the Film CONQUEST OF THE AIR
Alternative Titles  
English Titles  
Year of Release 1940
Country of Origin UK
Language(s) English
Run Time (in minutes) 71
Length (in meters) 1942
Colour b/w
Genre Drama, history
Based on/Source Stories by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Production Companies London Film Productions
Producer(s) Alexander Korda, Nigel Tangye
Director Alexander Esway, Zoltan Korda, John Monk Saunders, Alexander Shaw, Donald Taylor
Cast Frederick Culley, Laurence Olivier, Franklin Dyall, Henry Victor, Charles Frend
Literature Times, 5 March 1938
Kinematograph Weekly, 23 May 1940
Monthly Film Bulletin, June 1940
Picturegoer and Film Weekly, 5 July 1941
Special notes Art direction: Vincent Korda, John Bryan
A 60-minute version of the film was press-shown in 1938, but not released

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