The Bowery (1933) DVD-R
The Fighting Legion (1930) DVD-R
The Conquest of the Air (1936) DVD-R
Frederick Culley, Laurence Olivier, Franklin Dyall, Henry Victor, Hay Petrie
Directed by Alexander Esway
Print: Black and White
Runtime: 1h 11min
This drama follows man's attempts to fly from ancient times through the first balloons, the Wright Brothers, and other pioneers, using dramatic re-enactment and working models of early flying machines. Beginning with World War I, archival footage is used. Much on mid-1930s commercial aircraft and experimental planes including early helicopters. In conclusion, some sword-rattling appropriate to the opening months of World War II.