Flying Padre
A scene from the picture

Directed by

Stanley Kubrick

Produced by

Burton Benjamin

Written by

Stanley Kubrick

Music by

Nathaniel Shilkret


Stanley Kubrick

Editing by

Issac Kleinerman

Running time

Nine minutes

Flying Padre is a 1951 short subject documentary film directed and written by Stanley Kubrick. Shot in black-and-white, it is his second picture.


The short film shows a Catholic priest named Father Fred Stadtmuller who provides spiritual guidance and assistance; he also gives sermons at funerals and serves as an air ambulance because he flies a sick child and his mother to a hospital.