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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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Major Charles Hammond
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George Curzon ...
Jenkins
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Blenkinsop
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Robert Mackenzie
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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

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 Airspeed Oxford; other planes were Tiger Moths and Gypsy Moths, and possibly a Bristol Fighter (just the engine and propeller are seen). See more »

Goofs

When Tony mans the machine gun, he sprays the enemy crew with gunfire. Some of the crew are right in front of the plane, so the plane should be riddled with bullet holes, but no bullet holes can be seen. See more »

Quotes

Tony McVane: You're pretty fresh, for a new girl.
Kay: New things should always be fresh.
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Title Music
(uncredited)
from South Riding (1938)
Music by Richard Addinsell
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It's all Olivier and Richardson
5 January 2000 | by 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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