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Clouds Over Europe (1939) Poster

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Patrick Macnee admitted that his famous performance as John Steed in the long-running 1960s TV series, "The Avengers", was, in many details, borrowed from Ralph Richardson's performance in this film.
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The ocean liner Olivier flies over is the French SS Normandie. She caught fire and capsized in New York harbor in 1942 and was subsequently scrapped.
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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.
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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).
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