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The Golden Age

The Golden Age

| 29 min

This short documentary celebrating a half-century of flight (the first human flight, powered by the Wright brothers, took place on 17 December 1903) examines the state of aviation in the late 1950s. The question, at that juncture, no longer was whether men could fly, but how fast and how far, and the film describes and reviews the top aircraft of the day: turbo-jets, stratocruisers, and missiles that outstrip the speed of sound. Part 3 of Salute to Flight, a 3-part film series about aviation.

  • director
    Richard Gilbert
  • producer
    Thomas Farley
  • executive producer
    Peter Jones
  • script
    Stuart Nutter
    William Weintraub
  • photography
    John Foster
    Ray Jones
  • sound
    Michel Belaieff
    André Hourlier
  • editing
    Martin Defalco
  • sound editing
    Kenneth Heeley-Ray
    Sidney Pearson
  • re-recording
    George Croll
  • music
    Malca Gillson


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