Movies on the Big Screen as They Were Meant To Be Seen.
THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES
20th Century Fox,
Dir: Ken Annakin
Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, Robert Morley, James Fox and the ever-delightful Terry-Thomas star as a group of lovably crack-pot aviators, inventors and villains competing to win a London-to-Paris air race in 1910, in director Ken Annakin’s irresistible combination of epic adventure and slapstick comedy.
Widowed father and eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts (Dick Van Dyke) transforms a broken-down old car into a flying machine - to the delight of his children (Heather Ripley, Adrian Hall) and the envy of the tantrum-prone Vulgarian kingdom (Gert Frobe, who played Goldfinger in that 007 film), who has outlawed children in his king. The Potts family, with candy factory heiress Truly Scrumptious (Sally Ann Howes), head to the kingdom to save the day!
"Do you expect me to talk, Goldfinger?" "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die," cackles homicidal villain Auric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe) as he prepares to re-arrange 007’s secret equipment with a laser beam, in what is widely considered to be the best of the classic Sean Connery Bond pictures and a high point in 1960s pop culture. Co-starring the saucy Honor Blackman as Bond’s nemesis-turned-partner Pussy Galore.