Out of the Clouds (1955, dir Basil Dearden)


"An airport drama set in and around Heathrow Airport starring James Robertson Justice. There are some good shots of a BEA AEC RF and it's in colour too!" (thanks Kevin McGowan)

"You also get sightings of the extremely rare 'Dinky Toy' BOAC Commer-Harrington integrals. I thought this was worth noting, these are rarely depicted anywhere." (thanks Mike Lloyd)

Martin Ingle comments "The unidentifiable BEA Regal IV is of course in the original BEA livery rarely seen in colour shots (until one was so restored recently) so is a rare treat. The BOAC Commer Harrington Contender is identifiable as NLP686 and there is also footage of one of BOAC's Bedford OB/Mulliner buses. For those with wider interests the airport fire brigade turning out produces an incredible collection of wartime vehicles (still red liveried then) and the tarmac scenes showing passengers/crew walking to and from aircraft/terminals/cars are an amazing reminder of how casual it all used to be."

Nick Webster has discovered a continuity error: "Harrington Contender integral NLP686 containing some of the characters is filmed from the offside coming to a halt. In the next shot (from the nearside) the passengers are actually disembarking from another vehicle. The picture frame is fairly close up aroung the door but it appears to be one of the Commer Avengers also bodied by Harrington and supplied to BOAC just before the Contenders. I cannot determine the identity but it would have been something like MLD368."

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