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Clouds Over Europe (1939)

Q Planes (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 20 June 1939 (USA)
A quirky British secret service man named Major Hammond tries to discover who is using a secret weapon to steal experimental planes.

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Kay
George Curzon ...
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Blenkinsop
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Mackenzie
Sandra Storme ...
Daphne
Hay Petrie ...
Stage Door Keeper
Frank Fox ...
Karl
George Butler ...
Air Marshall Gosport
Gordon McLeod ...
The Baron
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Peters (as John Longdon)
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Storyline

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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The test plane was an Airspeed AS.6 Envoy (not the AS.10 Oxford - note the much larger rectangular windows behind the distinctive cockpit windscreen). First flown in 1934, it served primarily as a transport and training aircraft during WWII. Several variants were made, the primary difference being the engines used. One was outfitted for use by the Royal Family. Production ceased in 1939 with only 52 being made. See more »

Goofs

When Jenkins is shot, the windows are closed. We do not hear the sound of breaking glass, but when Hammond gets to his body, the window is wide open. See more »

Quotes

Tony McVane: You're pretty fresh, for a new girl.
Kay: New things should always be fresh.
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Opening Music
(uncredited)
from The Squeaker (1937)
Music by Miklós Rózsa
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It's all Olivier and Richardson
5 January 2000 | by (St. Paul) – See all my reviews

The two stage actors rattle off the rapid-fire dialogue like two Spitfires in a dogfight. I got the feeling they were almost in a goof-off competition to see who could memorize their lines right before the take and spit them out with the most unrehearsed verve.


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