|The King's Cup|
Chili Bouchier & Harry Milton
|Directed by|| Donald Macardle |
Alan Cobham (Flying Scenes Co-ordinator)
|Produced by||Herbert Wilcox|
|Written by||Alan Cobham|
|Starring|| Chili Bouchier |
|Music by||Lew Stone|
Herbert Wilcox Productions (for) British & Dominions Film Corporation
|Distributed by||Woolf & Freedman Film Service (Uk)|
The King's Cup is a 1933 British drama film directed by Alan Cobham, Donald Macardle, Herbert Wilcox and Robert Cullen and starring Chili Bouchier, Harry Milton and William Kendall.The film is named after the King's Cup Air Race, established by King George V in 1922 as an endurance race across Britain, to encourage development in engine design and the sport of aviation. Stars Chili Bouchier and Harry Milton were married at the time the film was made.
A pilot who has lost his nerve following an accident regains it after meeting a woman and goes on to win a major air race.
TV Guide gave the film one out of four stars, and wrote, "the novelty of four directors did nothing out of the ordinary in terms of what appears on the screen."while The Cinema Museum noted "a tantalizing glimpse of the (Brooklands) airfield and some of the flying that took place there before the Second World War."
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