Captains of the Clouds

Synopsis: Brian McLean is a ruthless bush-pilot in Canada. He offers some other pilots an opportunity of earning a lot of money, but he marries the girl-friend of one of them. After listening to Churchill's famous "Blood, Sweat and tears" radio address he and some other pilots decide to join the RCAF - and his superior is always the pilot who's girlfriend he has married. Due to this and the fact, that McLean doesn't like to obey he gets troubles.
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Director(s): Michael Curtiz
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
114 min

Running Water?

Tell Mr. Davis I am here.

Davis gone.

Gone where? I was supposed

to fly him down to Fort Churchill.

Davis go with good pilot.

- What do you mean, "Go with good pilot"?

- MacLean good pilot.

What am I supposed to be?

MacLean good pilot.

Yeah, well, MacLean has sure enough

sold you a bill of goods.

Well, that's the best job I never got.

Mr. Turner. Here I am.

I wait for you for a half-hour.

Where you were?

Blimp is always on time, eh?

I thought maybe that robber, Brian

MacLean, was here first and took you off.

Come on, we go.

I take you to Moon Lake.

- We're not going until tomorrow night.

- No, tomorrow I'm busy.

I have to fly a Mountie to Lac La Loche.

I'll just have time to take you to Moon Lake.

- Plane's ready.

- Never mind.

We're going tomorrow with MacLean.

He's gonna haul us for $25 less.

- MacLean?

- MacLean.

MacLean should pay you to fly him.

Meanwhile, his price is $25 under yours.

We just closed the deal.

I do not wish to meet the price

of a burglar. I have honor.

You can have it. We got the $25.

Come on, Charlie.

Wait a minute.

Maybe we can talk

of some better terms.

- We'll sleep on it.

- I hope you don't wake up.

MacLean. MacLean here, MacLean there.

Every place is MacLean.

Take it easy. We're practically there.

Got it?

Well, Bert, I got those dogs for you.

Real bargain.

- What's the matter?

- I don't see how I can use...

...two dog teams, or pay for them,

as far as that goes.

- What do you mean two dog teams?

- I bought a dog team.

There they are over there. See them?

- Where'd they come from?

- Fellow flew them from Bear Island.

There he goes.

Is his name MacLean? Brian MacLean?

Yeah, that's right.

You wanted a team.

I flew to North Island to get them for you.

Well, I told him too, Johnny,

and he got here first.

And besides, he hauls the dogs

cheaper than you. A whole lot cheaper.

He won't be hauling cheaper

after I catch up with him.

All right, Joey. Cast off.

No one man can be

in as many places as he is.

This MacLean must be quintuplets.

I wish that was so.

It'd be more fun to kill him five times.

I'd settle for once.

Mr. MacLean sounds like a very nice man.

I like to meet him too.

You do, I give him 10 minutes

to fly away with your restaurant.

My very best passenger

and he steals him.

That double-crossing,

double-dealing bush pilot...

...stole my best passenger

from under my nose.

- Hello.

- Hello, Scrounger.

- Hello, Popcorn.

- Hi.

- Sounds like MacLean.

- It is and isn't cricket. Coffee, if I may.

I heard about him

from Mamie Watson at Trout Lake.

- She's nuts about him.

- What's that?

Snatching business is bad enough,

but dames is serious.

He's all over the place,

yet we can't catch up with him.

If I knew what plane to look for, I would.

It's a single engine job

with black fuselage and orange wings.

Son of a moose.

Black fuselage and orange wings.

- I saw that this morning.

- Where?

Heading north to Lac Vert.

I waved to him.

- Oh, I could cut my throat.

- Well, I'll cut his instead.

He's heading north,

who's heading north with me?

- I am.

- No, wait a minute. I do it myself.

No, you won't.

I got a piece of him all marked out.

If it's the same piece I have marked,

he's gonna look very funny.

Darn it. I would have a job waiting.

Well, if one of you fellows

will finance me with petrol, I'll lead you.

Kick the chappy in the teeth.

- Don't worry. We will.

- He has three kicks coming.

Is my credit good for a hamburger?

- No.

- Thanks.

Sam. Look, Johnny's got a new plane.

Get your gear ready.

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Arthur T. Horman

Arthur T. Horman (September 2, 1905 – November 2, 1964) was an American screenwriter whose career spanned from the 1930s to the end of the 1950s. During that time he wrote the stories or screenplays for over 60 films, as well as writing several pieces for television during the 1950s. more…

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