Wings Over Africa

Wings Over Africa is a 1936 British adventure film directed by Ladislao Vajda and starring Joan Gardner, Ian Colin, James Harcourt and James Carew. The plot concerns a British expedition that searches for a cache of buried diamonds in Africa.[1]

Wings Over Africa
Directed byLadislao Vajda
Produced byJohn Stafford
Written byÁkos Tolnay
Marjorie Deans
Reginald Long
Patrick Kirwan
Music byJack Beaver
CinematographyJames Wilson
Edited byJulian Wintle
Distributed byRKO Pictures
Release date
23 September 1936
Running time
63 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The film is a quota quickie produced for released by RKO.[2] It was shot at Shepperton Studios with sets designed by the art director Duncan Sutherland. The film score was created by composer Jack Beaver.




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