Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes

Film chosen and presented by Carlos Tê, lyricist and writer.

Richard Mays, a British magnate and aviation enthusiast, persuades Lord Rawnsley to sponsor an air race between London and Paris across the English Channel. To do so, it invites the greatest aviators from around the world and offers a prize of ten thousand pounds to the winner. The race between the American, British, French, German, Italian and Japanese teams results in the most audacious and hilarious aerial stunts ever filmed.

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