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Flying Padre (1951)

Approved | | Documentary, Short | 23 March 1951 (USA)
Two days in the life of priest Father Fred Stadtmuller whose New Mexico parish is so large he can only spread goodness and light among his flock with the aid of a monoplane. The priestly ... See full summary »

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Stanley Kubrick
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Cast

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Bob Hite Bob Hite ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Fred Stadtmueller Fred Stadtmueller ... Himself
Pedro Pedro ... Himself
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Two days in the life of priest Father Fred Stadtmuller whose New Mexico parish is so large he can only spread goodness and light among his flock with the aid of a monoplane. The priestly pilot is seen dashing from one province to the next at the helm of his trusty Piper Cub administering guidance (his plane, the Flying Padre) to unruly children, sermonizing at funerals and flying a sickly child and its mother to a hospital. Written by Matt Pugh <[email protected]>

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Documentary | Short

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USA

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English

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23 March 1951 (USA) See more »

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Screenliners (1950-1951 season) #8: Flying Padre See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Stanley Kubrick's directorial debut. See more »

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Narrator: There's no brass band here, no cheering crowds, no newspaper men clamoring for a headline - just an ambulance driver, an anxious mother, a sick baby and their priest.
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The narrator identifies Father Stadmueller. See more »

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Kubrick short
12 April 2005 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

The reason I wanted to see this short documentary was because it is directed by great artist Stanley Kubrick, director of masterpieces like 'Dr. Strangelove', '2001: A Space Odyssey' and 'A Clockwork Orange'. My reason should be anyone's reason, definitely no real other reason could be find by me.

We follow a flying padre doing stuff most fathers (the religious type) do. The only special thing here is the fact that this man travels by plane since the area he is connected to is pretty big. Not that special I guess. Even the technique and ways of telling a story Kubrick used in later and even earlier work is not there.

Told very straight forward, it is eight minutes from a master doing a not very masterful thing. Interesting in a way, worth watching since it only takes eight minutes of your time.


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