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Make Mine a Double (1961)

The Night We Dropped a Clanger (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Thriller | 1961 (USA)
A WWII British secret agent has a desperate mission in occupied France. An airman who is his double is enlisted in the scheme with the intention of confusing the enemy, but everyone gets ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Rix ...
Aircraftsman Arthur Atwood / Wing Cmdr. Blenkinsop
Cecil Parker ...
Air Vice-Marshal Sir Bertram Bukpasser
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W / O Bright
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Squadron Leader Thomas
Leo Franklyn ...
B.R. Belling
John Welsh ...
Squadron Leader Grant
Toby Perkins ...
Flight Lieutenant Spendal
Vera Pearce ...
Madame Grilby
Liz Fraser ...
Lulu
Charles Cameron ...
General Gimble
Julian D'Albie ...
Air Marshal Carruthers
Arthur Brough ...
Admiral Bewdly
Ray Cooney ...
Corporal
Oliver Johnston ...
Air Commodore Turner
Merylin Roberts ...
1st W.A.A.F.
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A WWII British secret agent has a desperate mission in occupied France. An airman who is his double is enlisted in the scheme with the intention of confusing the enemy, but everyone gets confused. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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BRIAN RIX'S DOUBLE TROUBLE WILL DOUBLE YOU UP WITH LAUGHTER! (original poster - all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Thriller

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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.37 : 1
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Narrator: If there is any similarity between this picture and certain events which occurred in the last war we shouldn't be at all surprised.
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The Night We Dropped A Clanger
Music by Edwin Braden
Lyrics by Alan Reeve-Jones
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Fun British Comedy
10 January 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Brian Rix stars in dual roles as a celebrated RAF officer and a hopelessly incompetent airman. When RAF Intelligence notices how similar the two men look they propose to use the incompetent as a decoy on a secret mission. Needless to say, the plans get mixed up and the incompetent leads the secret mission, while the real agent is used as a decoy. I was unfamiliar with Brian Rix before I viewed the film and I must admit I quite enjoyed his work here. Other familiar faces include Cecil Parker, Leslie Phillips and William Hartnell. Not a classic of the standard of Ealing's best, but few good laughs during the 90 minutes.

The print I saw had the title, Make Mine A Double.


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