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77 Ratings

The Sound Barrier

Directed by David Lean
United Kingdom, 1952
Drama, Romance, War

Synopsis

A self-made aircraft manufacturer is determined that his company will be the first to build a plane which flies faster than sound – breaking the sound barrier.
(Also known as Breaking the Sound Barrier.)

Synopsis

A self-made aircraft manufacturer is determined that his company will be the first to build a plane which flies faster than sound – breaking the sound barrier.
(Also known as Breaking the Sound Barrier.)

The Sound BarrierDirected byDavid Lean

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Awards & Festivals

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Academy Awards
1953 | Winner: Best Sound, Recording
1953 | Nominee: Best Writing, Story and Screenplay
National Board of Review
1952 | 4 wins including: Best Director
BAFTA Awards
1953 | 3 wins including: Best British Actor
1953 | 2 nominations including: Best British Actor
New York Film Critics Circle Awards
1952 | Winner: Best Actor
1952 | 2 runner-up prizes including: Best Film

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