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The Swingin' Maiden (1962)
"The Iron Maiden" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  November 1962 (UK)
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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... See full summary »

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Cast

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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Great movie of the Era!
10 June 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I LOVE it! It's a classic British movie in the same guise as "Genieve", "True as a Turtle" and "Dads Army". I rarely pay much attention to movie experts and critics, because inevitably if they love a movie, I'II hate it and visa versa! .... and all the reports I've heard over the years about this movie only acknowledge my thoughts!

The Iron Maiden is just a good Saturday afternoon style movie with no violence, loud music or crazy film affects ..... I like to sit back and just enjoy it for the entertaining classic it is.

The Traction engines in the movie are a bonus, but what a bonus as is the cars and the scenery in general! It takes me back to a time when things were simpler and more basic and comedy was something that you instantly laughed or snickered at without having to think about it first!

I'd have to say it's one of my favorite British movies of the era.


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