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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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Colonel Barton-Barrington
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
Wylie Watson ...
Crasker
Lyonel Watts ...
Silver
Scott Harold ...
Shuttleworth
Arthur Burne ...
Hambling
Billy Bridget ...
Alec
Jackie Christie ...
Ernie
John Salew ...
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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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5 October 1947 (USA)  »

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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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But it's not actually a tawny pipit !
26 October 2001 | by (Upper Slaughter, England) – See all my reviews

The film was largely shot in Lower Slaughter and is a fascinating historical record of the Cotswolds during WW2. Today Lower Slaughter is a much visited village; the buildings are largely unchanged and the mill wheel still turns, if only for show. In "An eye for a Bird" 1970 Eric Hosking, who was the ornithological advisor for the film wrote : "It was decided that it was quite impossible to contemplate filming an actual tawny pipit; it nests mainly on the Continent where the war was raging. 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."


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