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Spare a Copper (1940)

A brave wartime copper (policeman) becomes a hero when he thwarts a plot to destroy a battleship. But then the rest of the police get the idea that he is one of the enemy agents.

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George Carter
Dorothy Hyson ...
Jane Gray
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Brewster
John Warwick ...
Shaw
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Jake
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Warburton Gamble ...
Sir Robert
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Inspector Richards
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Macdermott
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Ellen Pollock ...
Lady Hardstaff
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Admiral
Aubrey Mallalieu ...
Manager of Music Store
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A brave wartime copper (policeman) becomes a hero when he thwarts a plot to destroy a battleship. But then the rest of the police get the idea that he is one of the enemy agents. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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The farce of the force. See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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14 April 1941 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Akta're för polisen  »

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(RCA Photophone) (uncredited)

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

George takes his Flying Squad Test on his motorcycle, having had a scarf with Ether on it placed round his face. In his elated state, he picks up Sir Robert on his handlebars and as he drives round the course, it is obvious that a dummy and a stuntman have been used for Sir Robert. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: Merseyside 1939 See more »

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On The Beat
Music and lyrics Roger MacDougall
Accompanied by Harry Bidgood (as Harry Bidgood and His Orchestra)
Performed by George Formby (uncredited)
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stunt man
18 October 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

my grandfather was the stunt rider in the wall of death scene. i only found out that little bit of info a few years ago when i discovered a lot of family i did not know i had. his name was Frederick William Augustus Cooper aka 'Crash Donovan'. He was born in surrey england on the 16th of august 1912 and he went on to be a world renowned stunt man and motorcycle racer. He worked for great actors like George and John Warwick. If anyone should know anything else about this great man or perhaps has photographs or even film of him please get in touch. i would be most grateful. if you read this before the 19 march 08 then you will have noticed a few changes. thanks entirely to IMDb and the original piece that i placed here my new found auntie Joan and uncle Fred (two of my grandfathers three children) have made contact. Joan has sent me a fantastic picture of granddad sitting astride a dirt track racer C1928 and Fred has kindly written to me explaining some of our family history. granddad held a number of world records in his youth and a very kind gentleman from the Brooklands race track is sending me whatever he has found. sadly i never met my grandfather for reasons that would take far too long to explain here and as he died in 1967 i must hope to meet him in the next life. RIP grandfather, at least i know now where my heavy right foot comes from and your great granddaughter and great grandson are just as bad.


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