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The Sound Barrier

6.4
198
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Original title
The Sound Barrieraka
AKA
  • Breaking the Sound Barrier
  • Breaking the Sound Barrier
Year
Running time
118 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Terence Rattigan
Music
Malcom Arnold
Cinematography
Jack Hildyard (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
London Film Productions
Genre
Drama | Planes. Family Relationships
Synopsis / Plot
Fictionalized story of British aerospace engineers solving the problem of supersonic flight. Tony successful fighter pilot during World War II marries into the family of a wealthy oil magnate who also designs airplanes. The movie traces the company's attempt to break the sound barrier, as well as tensions between father and daughter.
Awards
1952: Oscar: Best Sound. 2 Nominations
1952: BAFTA Awards: 3 Awards including Best Film. 5 Nominations
1952: National Board of Review: Foreign film, Director, Actor (Richardson)
1952: New York Film Critics Circle: Best actor (Richardson)
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