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Tawny Pipit (1944)

 -  Comedy  -  5 October 1947 (USA)
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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. ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Rosamund John ...
Hazel Broome
Niall MacGinnis ...
Jimmy Bancroft
Jean Gillie ...
Nancy Forester
Lucie Mannheim ...
Russian Sniper
Christopher Steele ...
Reverend Kingsley
Brefni O'Rorke ...
Uncle Arthur
George Carney ...
Whimbrel
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Crasker
Lyonel Watts ...
Silver
Scott Harold ...
Shuttleworth
Arthur Burne ...
Hambling
Billy Bridget ...
Alec
Jackie Christie ...
Ernie
John Salew ...
Pickering
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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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pilot | world war two

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Comedy

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5 October 1947 (USA)  »

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Poema da Paz  »

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The birds in the film aren't actually Tawny Pipits, they are Meadow Pipits. Tawny Pipits are very rare in the UK (even more so in wartime when this film was made) and it wasn't possible to find any to film. The rarity of the Tawny Pipit is a major thread to the story. It was decided to photograph a pair of ordinary meadow pipits and keep to shots which showed the back view only; the tawny has a plain breast and the meadow a speckled one, but their back plumage is very similar. See more »

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Tawny Pipit was filmed in Gloucestershire
20 May 2001 | by (Marysville, CA USA) – See all my reviews

Tawny Pipit was filmed in and around Bourton-on-the-Water, in Gloucestershire. I know this because my mother is one of the children, front and center, in the church choir scene. She was one of those children evacuated from London, and living with her grandparents during the war. I have been searching the world for a copy of this on video, but apparently it has never been been released to video. I sure wish it was. My mother is now 65, and would love to possess it as a memento of her childhood.


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