Toth Database - Cinema
The Conquest of the air
The film was born from the idea of Alexander Korda, produced by an Italian-English collaboration, on the birth of aviation. Made with mounting sequences including scenes from the film The Conquest of Air, Produced By Korda himself in 1937.
The English version was directed by Korda in 1940, played by Laurence Olivier.
Mino Doletti on the Film of February 3, 1940:
"From Icaro onwards we have here the whole history of flight, flight as aspiration and conquest....Without distinction of borders or flag the epic of the difficult conquest finds in the two thousand meters of film its sublime Chronicle ".