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Schoolboy Tom Smith flies a man-powered flying machine to win a handsome prize.
Children's 1967 59 mins
Director: Charles Frend
All Tom Smith can think about is becoming a pilot. When he accidentally stumbles across a prototype man-powered flying machine, he convinces its eccentric inventor, Mr Lovejoy, to let him help get it off the ground. Working in secret, the two prepare their ‘sky bike’ for a high-stakes race.
The Sky-Bike was the final director credit for editor (Hitchcock's Sabotage) and director (The Cruel Sea) Charles Frend.
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