6.6/10
122
10 user 2 critic

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 »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

During the 16th Century, the Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots engages in over two decades of religious and political conflict with her cousin, the Protestant Queen Elizabeth I of England, amidst political intrigue in her native land.

Director: Charles Jarrott
Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Glenda Jackson, Patrick McGoohan
Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A man occupies a position of trust with a merchant in an East Asian port. He's sacked when he's caught stealing, but he pretends to commit suicide and a captain he befriended agrees to take him to a secret trading post.

Director: Carol Reed
Stars: Ralph Richardson, Trevor Howard, Robert Morley
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Robert Maine is torn between returning to the glamour of Hollywood and working with a small theatre company in England. When she falls in love with Maine, Carol has the same dilemma.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Clive Brook, Anna Lee, Dame May Whitty
Saboteur (1942)
Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Aircraft factory worker Barry Kane goes on the run across the United States when he is wrongly accused of starting a fire that killed his best friend.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings, Otto Kruger
The Fast Lady (1962)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A naive Scotsman buys a vintage sports car and learns to drive in order to impress the daughter of an arrogant aristocrat who despises him.

Director: Ken Annakin
Stars: Leslie Phillips, Julie Christie, James Robertson Justice
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Wartime propaganda piece giving the warning "Be like Dad, Keep Mum". A gossipy housewife is overheard talking about what her son is doing by a Nazi spy.

Director: Thorold Dickinson
Stars: Mervyn Johns, John Chandos, Nova Pilbeam
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Categorised as a British World War II propaganda film this less known example is a superb work of morale-boosting films from mid World War 2. Well written and directed the film has a simple... See full summary »

Directors: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder
Stars: Patricia Roc, Gordon Jackson, Anne Crawford
Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti
Stars: Leslie Banks, C.V. France, Valerie Taylor
Enchantment (1948)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Uncle Rollo finally retires to the house he was brought up in. Lost in thoughts of his lost love, Lark, he does not want to be disturbed in his last days. However, the appearance of his ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Reis
Stars: David Niven, Teresa Wright, Evelyn Keyes
High Fury (1947)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A town in Switzerland has been providing homes for French children displaced by the war. When it is time for the children to return home, one boy wants to stay, because he no longer has any... See full summary »

Director: Harold French
Stars: Madeleine Carroll, Ian Hunter, Michael Rennie
Penny Gold (1973)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

While investigating a murder case, a detective stumbles upon a rare-stamp swindle involving the victim's twin sister.

Director: Jack Cardiff
Stars: James Booth, Francesca Annis, Nicky Henson
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

This film tells the stories of seven 'gentle' British girls who decide to "do their bit" and help out during World War II.

Directors: Leslie Howard, Maurice Elvey
Stars: Joan Gates, Jean Gillie, Joan Greenwood
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Rosamund John ...
...
...
Nancy Forester
...
Russian Sniper
Christopher Steele ...
Reverend Kingsley
Brefni O'Rorke ...
Uncle Arthur
...
Whimbrel
...
Crasker
Lyonel Watts ...
Silver (as Lionel Watts)
Scott Harrold ...
Shuttleworth (as Scott Harold)
Arthur Burne ...
Hambling
Billy Bridget ...
Alec
Jackie Christie ...
Ernie
John Salew ...
Pickering
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

pilot | world war two | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 October 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Poema da Paz  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in Watching the Russians (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
What we were fighting for
4 February 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The real essence of this delightful rural comedy: Civlized societies defend their weakest members and value every person, including eccentrics.

Remember that in the '30s, many people saw totalitarianism as being the new. organized, "efficient" way - whilst western Europe was disorganized. The West's governments were seen as being to hidebound and conservative, lacking answers to the chaos of the Depression.

Tawny Pippit showed that our "old-fashioned" system had the right stuff, because it valued freedom, the right to be different and protection of the weak, and showed that countries facing challenges can succeed, even if seeming dis-organized, through shared morals & commitment coming from the people themselves and not dictated - it proved that in the end, good government is the servant of the people.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?