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Secret Flight (1946)
"School for Secrets" (original title)

 |  Drama, War  |  23 December 1946 (UK)
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Wartime tale of a group of British scientists efforts to develop the first radar system. They did it just in time for it to be used in the Battle of Britain against the might of the Nazi ... See full summary »

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Raymond Huntley ...
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Dr. McVitie
Ernest Jay ...
Dr. Dainty
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Mr. Watlington
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Sir Duncan Wills
Norman Webb ...
Dr. Wainwright
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Lt. Cmdr. Lowther
Pamela Matthews ...
Mrs. Watlington
Joan Haythorne ...
Joan Young ...
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Ann Wilton ...
Mrs. Dainty
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Jack Arnold
David Hutcheson ...
Squadron Leader Sowerby
Patrick Waddington ...
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Wartime tale of a group of British scientists efforts to develop the first radar system. They did it just in time for it to be used in the Battle of Britain against the might of the Nazi Luftwaffe. Without it the little island could well have been overrun. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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The secret a Million kept !

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A disappointment.
20 April 2001 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

My local TV guide gave me high expectations for this movie ... but alas I was disappointed. It's not that the acting is bad. With Ralph Richardson in the lead how could it be? Nor is the subject matter uninteresting. However "School for Secrets" is poorly constructed. It piles scene on scene, without building up to a proper climax. It has too many main characters - and most of them are written as semi-humorous stereotypes. One day someone will make the definitive movie about the development of radar during World War II, but this isn't it.


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