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Louis Velle (Pile twin brothers, Jacques and Georges)
Nicole Courcel (Hélène)
Paul Meurisse (detective Morice)
Roland Toutain (Gil Fokkerman)
Jean Tissier (Jules, the butler)
To protect him, Georges takes the place of his twin brother, Jacques, who is suspected of having murdered an aircraft manufacturer and stolen the plans for a revolutionary engine. The police suspect him, document traffickers seek to kidnap him and he must not disappoint his "fiancée".
Air action seen at the beginning of the film is from the Fête Nationale de l'Air (Air National Celebration) held on 11 June 1950 at Orly (l'Aéroport de Paris as read in the credits). This was the last such event here as massive building started soon to built the new airport.
- 1 Gloster Meteor F Mk 4
- 2 Dassault MD.450 Ouragan Prototypes
- 3 Nord 1201 Norécrin I
- 4 Gloster Meteor F Mk 4
- 5 Lockheed Constellation & Douglas DC-4
- 6 De Havilland DH100 Vampire FB.5 Vampire
- 7 Douglas C-54 Skymaster
- 8 English Electric Canberra B1
- 9 Gloster Meteor F Mk 4
- 10 SNCASO SO.6020-02 Espadon
- 11 Caudron Simoun
- 12 Cessna 195
- 13 Ryan Navion
- 14 Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star
- 15 SNCAC (Société Nationale des Constructions Aéronautiques du Centre) NC 856N Norclub
- 16 Convair CV-440 Metropolitan
- 17 Morane-Saulnier MS-500 Criquet
- 18 Fokker S.11
- 19 SNCASO SO.1221 Djinn
- 20 See also
Four Gloster Meteors of the Royal Air Force.
Prototype 02 which flew for the last time in 1953.
Prototype 03, seen again just before the P-80s.
This aircraft's last flight was in 1954 and put on a range, the last use was to be the target of straffers.
The first prototype was too flying that day but was not kept by the cameraman (or the editor).
Seen again later (on the ground).
Gloster Meteor F Mk 4 serial KR-T, No. 226 Operational Conversion Unit, Royal Air Force.
(bottom) The triple tail of a Lockheed Constellation and the tail of a hidden Air France Douglas DC-4.
Flypast of twenty-four De Havilland DH100 Vampire FB.5 Vampires of Armée de l'Air (French Air Force).
and eleven of the twelve others ...
Note in the background the temporary control tower and the first radar (1948-1954).
English Electric Canberra B1 prototype c/n 71004 serial VN850. Crashed south of Hucknall, Notts on 13 June 1951.
Three of the six Gloster Meteors of the Patrouille Acrobatique Belge (which became the next year the Acrobobs (with four Meteors) and later The Red Devils - Les Diables Rouges (from 1957, first flying on Hawker Hunter)).
Reg. F-WFDV SNCASO SO.6020-02 Espadon.
Given to be a revolutionary fighter (named Laveau 3000) able of breaking the sound barrier ... a performance never achieved by the Espadon (swordfish).
Reg. F-BESR Ryan Navion c/n NAV-4-831.
Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star from Skyblazers, USAF air demonstration team.
SNCAC (Société Nationale des Constructions Aéronautiques du Centre) NC 856N Norclub
(left) Reg. F-BHHC S.N.C.A.C. NC 856N Norclub c/n 1 (of 2), one of many variant of Nord NC.850 family.
Convair CV-440 Metropolitan of SABENA-Société Anonyme Belge de Navigation Aérienne.
Reg. PH-NDX Fokker S.11.
SNCASO SO.1221 Djinn wearing the code XV (maybe the last two letters of her military registration).
The maiden flight of the type was on 1953.