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

 -  Comedy  -  November 1962 (UK)
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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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A Delightful Experience

Anyone unchastened by the dogmas of Political Correctness will find "The Iron Maiden" a delightful experience. Gender roles remain refreshingly undeconstructed. Michael Craig is a hero of surpassing manliness, while Anne Helm is a heroine of beguiling, if occasionally infuriating, femininity. Craig is a first-rank aircraft designer for Cecil Parker's top-flight (pun fully intended) aviation firm.

In classic "Pride and Prejudice"/"Jane Eyre" fashion, initial aversion is quickly translated into hopeless infatuation, a process much assisted by the allure deficit of Craig's hapless romantic (and business) rival, John Standing, a chinless wonder to end all chinless wonders. Pivotal to the proceedings is Anne Helm's commandeering of Craig's beloved traction engine, the eponymous Iron Maiden, which earns her a richly-deserved spanking. After this key event, even the social ambitions of her foolish mother, which favour the advances of Standing, cannot deflect the course of true love. Craig bonds spectacularly with Helm's aircraft tycoon father, and he goes on to win the Woburn traction engine rally against his other key rival, Admiral Digby Trevelyan, with the eventual assistance of the tycoon's chastened daughter.


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