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Captains of the Clouds (1942) was a Action - Drama Film directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Hal B. Wallis and William Cagney.

Academy Awards 1942 --- Ceremony Number 15 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Ted Smith; Interior Decoration: Casey RobertsNominated
Best CinematographySol PolitoNominated
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Emily Foster: Hey! What brought you back?
Brian MacLean: A whim.
Emily Foster: Well you can keep on going.
Brian MacLean: Oh you don't know me. I have a whim of iron!


Francis Patrick 'Tiny' Murphy: You know MacLean?
Scrounger Harris: Yeah, I've met him, but I don't like him.
Blimp Lebec: You don't like him? You should know how I don't like him!
Brian MacLean: And why do you say that? You know, I've always been very happy to see you. Look at Tiny. He never used to like me. Now he hates me.
[to Willie]
Brian MacLean: Willie!
Willie: Hello! Happy landings!
Francis Patrick 'Tiny' Murphy: [to Blimp and Scrounger] Oh, come on and sit down. Come on, come on here.
[to Willie]
Francis Patrick 'Tiny' Murphy: Listen, Willie, we want four black coffees and some cake.
Scrounger Harris: [to Willie] Make mine tea and charge it!


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Many scenes were filmed at the Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa, Ontario. The hotel, which still exists, was originally commissioned by Grand Trunk Railway chairman Melvin Hayes. Melvin Hayes and most of the new furniture for the Chateau Laurier were lost in the Titanic sinking which delayed the hotel opening in 1912 by several months.
The training facility depicted in the movie, "Uplands Air Base," actually exists near Ottawa, Canada. After WWII, it served as a jet squadron training base and later as a military helicopter transport facility. In 1995, the Canadian government shut down the base and it now serves as a reception area for VIPs.
James Cagney's first film in Technicolor.
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