The Sound Barrier (1952) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by David Lean and produced by David Lean and Norman Spencer.
The Sound Barrier (1952, David Lean)By Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 20, 2018 From The Stop Button
There?s a lot to The Sound Barrier. Outside the truly magnificent aerial photography, not much of it has to do with the film itself. Other than director Lean and writer Terence Rattigan rewriting actual history to make it so a private British aircraft company ?broke? the sound barrier some five year... Read full article
Breaking the Sound Barrier (1952)By Beatrice on Sep 17, 2015 From Flickers in Time
Breaking the Sound Barrier Directed by David Lean Written by Terrence Rattigan 1952/UK London Film Productions First viewing/Netflix rental Not what one might expect from the creative talent involved but still a solid picture about the development of supersonic flight. The movie begins in the m... Read full article
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In the movie, Nigel Patrick and Ann Todd were sitting in a more dangerous plane than they knew. The de Havilland Comet airliner depicted in the film would become a notorious design for two tragic mid-air breakups in 1954 which killed all on board. The aircraft would be redesigned but the legacy would prevent it from being a success.
The new British de Havilland Comet, the world's first jet airliner, was featured in this film. It's first appearance was when Tony and Susan land in Cairo and the BOAC Comet is behind them with registration number G-ALYR. However when they leave for London on the BOAC Comet it has the registration number G-ALZK. Also, the scene at the plant after Tony's death must have been filmed at the de Havilland plant. When Susan walks through the plant you can clearly see three Comets on the production line.
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