By the late 1920's aircraft designer R.J. Mitchell feels he has achieved all he wants with his revolutionary mono-planes winning trophy after trophy. But a holiday in Germany shortly after ... See full summary »
Graham Weir is an alcoholic schoolteacher whose criminal record for refusing to fight during the Second World War has prevented him from progressing further in his teaching career. He is ... See full summary »
"Mark's Priory". the family seat of the Lebanons, is a house of terror to Ilsa Crane, secretary and niece of Lady Lebanon. The strange behavior of two sinister butlers, Gilder and Brooks, ... See full summary »
The life of a young slum kid, who starts out stealing small things in order to fit in with the "crowd", winds up in reform school, and eventually spends much of his life in prison. Upon his... See full summary »
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A mystery thriller set aboard the Orient Express bound for Istanbul. A girl is blackmailed into throwing a bomb at the president of a fictional Balkan state with the intention of starting another major war.
Experimental aircraft of several countries are mysteriously vanishing during test flights over the sea. The latest is British, and Hammond of the Secret Service, comical but competent, investigates undercover. Also interested is waitress Kay, a disguised reporter...and Hammond's sister. The government and plane manufacturer Barrett think the whole business is just coincidence, but the 'Viking,' ostensible salvage ship controlled by a Foreign Power, has much to do with it... Written by
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The destroyer sent to intercept the SS Viking is the HMS Echo (H23). This was one of 9 E class destroyers of the Royal Navy. She was launched in 1934. During the Second World War she sank a U boat in 1943 and was transferred to the Greek Navy in 1944. See more »
When Jenkins is shot, the windows are closed we also do not hear the sound of breaking glass). But when Hammond gets to his body, the window is wide open. See more »
Alright! Alright! Will you as a personal favour take that plane up?
Well of course I will, you parboiled, pudding-minded, myopic deadhead!
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Everyone involved with this brisk comedy/thriller seems to be enjoying themselves immensely. It's a ripping yarn about spies, disappearing planes and a secret ray gun, lit up by Olivier and Richardson, with lots of cheerful gags along the way. It's dated, of course, but if you can leave that aside it's still good fun.
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