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Mister Drake's Duck (1951)

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Mr. Drake and his wife live a nice, quiet life on their Sussex farm, until one of their ducks lays a radioactive egg made of uranium! When the government finds out about this, the Armed ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Donald 'Don' Drake
Yolande Donlan ...
Penny Drake
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Reuben
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Mr. May
Reginald Beckwith ...
Mr. Boothby
Howard Marion-Crawford ...
Maj. Travers
Peter Butterworth ...
Higgins
A.E. Matthews ...
Brig. Matthews
Tom Gill ...
Capt. White
John Boxer ...
Sergeant
Gilbert Davis ...
Sergeant Major
Ballard Berkeley ...
Maj. Deans
Roger Maxwell ...
Col. Maitland
Harry Fowler ...
Corporal
Bruce Belfrage ...
Air Vice Marshal
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Mr. Drake and his wife live a nice, quiet life on their Sussex farm, until one of their ducks lays a radioactive egg made of uranium! When the government finds out about this, the Armed Forces storm onto the farm in a frantic search for the duck responsible. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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The hilarious story of the duck that lays ATOMIC eggs!

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Sci-Fi | Comedy

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21 September 1951 (USA)  »

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Alto comando: operazione uranio  »

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Good Cast But Script Lays An Egg
1 October 2013 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This film has a good cast.Three of the actors,Wilfred Hyde White,Jon Pertwee and Peter Butterworth ,would become well known for their film and TV roles in the years that followed.It is therefore a shame that the writers could not produce a funny script.Director Guest only has himself and Ian Messiter to blame.Messiter was the originator of the BBC radio programme ^Just A Minute".A sure fine of the desperation of writers is when they repeat a gag,in this case the Bren carrier knocking over the gate post every time it enters and exits.Fairbanks wisely saw the writing on the wall and was far more involved in TV from here on in.Donlan gives the sort of performance that she gave in all the other films she made with Guest.


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