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Tawny Pipit (1944)

Approved | | Comedy | 5 October 1947 (USA)
Jimmy Bancroft, a fighter pilot, who is recovering from injuries sustained during the Battle of Britain, and his nurse Hazel Broome, come across a pair of rare birds nestling in a field. ... See full summary »
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Nancy Forester
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Russian Sniper
Christopher Steele ...
Reverend Kingsley
Brefni O'Rorke ...
Uncle Arthur
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Whimbrel
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Crasker
Lyonel Watts ...
Silver (as Lionel Watts)
Scott Harrold ...
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Arthur Burne ...
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Alec
Jackie Christie ...
Ernie
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Jimmy Bancroft, a fighter pilot, who is recovering from injuries sustained during the Battle of Britain, and his nurse Hazel Broome, come across a pair of rare birds nestling in a field. After a run in with the army, and a couple of thieves, they, with the cooperation of the village people and the Ornithology Society, help the eggs to hatch. A wonderful look at life in a small village, during World War II. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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5 October 1947 (USA)  »

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Poema da Paz  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This film received its initial USA telecasts in Los Angeles Monday 10 April 1950 on KECA (Channel 7) and in New York City Saturday 30 September 1950 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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End credits: 'AND The Tawny Pipits- Mr and Mrs Pipit'. See more »

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Featured in Watching the Russians (2007) See more »

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Propaganda film, made late in WWII. Rural subject/setting. Light comedy
6 May 2001 | by (Cheltenham, England) – See all my reviews

Shows rural England in a very nostalgic light and obviously intended to "cheer up" the audience after 5 years of war. Contains interesting elements within a small setting -- the alliance of the people (not just government) with the Red Army/Soviet ally; a decorated Royal Air Force pilot convalescing after serious injury; Land Army women and evacuation of children away from big cities. Suggested that the people of small communities working together can influence government and large organisations (such as the Army) to protect a small but significant environment in which a very rare bird was nesting in a nearby field, (believed to be the first time in living memory). Beautiful countryside, suggested to be the Cotswolds in Oxfordshire or Gloucestershire, but sadly no location was given for where filming actually took place.


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