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Clouds Over Europe (1939)
"Q Planes" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Mystery  -  20 June 1939 (USA)
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Lighthearted romp of a pre-war spy story: quirky British secret service man finds out who's using a secret weapon to steal experimental planes.

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George Curzon ...
George Merritt ...
Mr. Barrett
Gus McNaughton ...
Blenkinsop, Hammond's Butler
David Tree ...
R. Mackenzie
Sandra Storme ...
Daphne
Hay Petrie ...
Stage Door Keeper
Frank Fox ...
Karl
George Butler ...
Air Marshal Gosport
Gordon McLeod ...
The Baron
John Longden ...
John Peters, a Pilot (as John Longdon)
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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 Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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20 June 1939 (USA)  »

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Clouds Over Europe  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Several scenes were filmed at Brooklands - the Clubhouse and the banking are clearly visible. When the Ministry Dragon Rapide comes into land a Wellington is just visible in the background. The test plane appears to be an Airspped Oxford; other planes were Tiger Moths and Gypsy Moths, and possibly a Bristol Fighter (just the engine and propeller are seen). See more »

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Both times that the experimental plane ditches in the sea beside the ship, its wheels are up. But as it is lowered into the hold, the wheels are down. With no power, it would be impossible to lower the wheels. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Barrett: Alright! Alright! Will you as a personal favour take that plane up?
Tony McVane: Well of course I will, you parboiled, pudding-minded, myopic deadhead!
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End Titles
(uncredited)
from The Divorce of Lady X (1938)
Music by Lionel Salter
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Rollicking good fun
8 February 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

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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