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The Swingin' Maiden (1962)

The Iron Maiden (original title)
An American airline firm plan to buy a new British passenger plane, but the deal hits trouble when the plane's designer Jack Hopkins and Kathy Fisher the daughter of the Airline owner, take... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Craig ...
Jack Hopkins
Anne Helm ...
Kathy Fisher
Jeff Donnell ...
Miriam Fisher
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Paul Fisher
Noel Purcell ...
Admiral Sir Digby Trevelyan
Cecil Parker ...
Sir Giles Thompson
Roland Culver ...
Lord Upshott
Joan Sims ...
Nellie Carter
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Humphrey Gore-Brown
Brian Oulton ...
The Vicar
Sam Kydd ...
Fred Carter
Judith Furse ...
Mrs. Webb
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Harry Markham
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Thompson's Salesman Bill
George Woodbridge ...
Mr. Ludge
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An American airline firm plan to buy a new British passenger plane, but the deal hits trouble when the plane's designer Jack Hopkins and Kathy Fisher the daughter of the Airline owner, take an instant dislike to each other, after crashing into each other in a quiet country lane. With each blaming the other for the accident, the arrangement looks in trouble, unless nature takes a hand. Written by <mike.wilson6@btinternet.com>

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The first film of John Standing. See more »

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Fred Trotter walks down the path of his home, steps on a roller skate and falls. He holds his left leg and says he's broken it. he's helped back in to the house hopping on his left foot and holding his right leg up. See more »

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Admiral Sir Digby Trevelyan: Turn on the ejector cock, Vicar, or we'll both be blown to the Devil!
The Vicar: Speak for yourself.
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The best film ever made about a traction engine
8 February 2002 | by (Solihull, England) – See all my reviews

Which isn't saying much, let's face it. What is it about the British and old vehicles? Not only do we love them but we insist on making movies about them ('Genevieve' and 'The Titfield Thunderbolt', both from 1953, spring to mind). This film doesn't have the classic status of these earlier films. I think the writing has to take a lot of the blame, the characters are poorly drawn and not believable, while the editing often lets down what could be a punchline.

The cast also divides between those who can play comedy (such as Cecil Parker, Noel Purcell and Jim Dale) and those who can't (the lead players unfortunately).

To my mind the funniest character is Noel Purcell's Admiral Trevelyan with his blasphemous demands to his fireman (the local Vicar): "Hell's bells! Don't just stand there! Pray, blast ya, pray!!!"


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