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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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Jack Hopkins
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Kathy Fisher
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Miriam Fisher
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Paul Fisher
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Admiral Sir Digby Trevelyan
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Sir Giles Thompson
Roland Culver ...
Lord Upshott
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Nellie Carter
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Humphrey Gore-Brown
Brian Oulton ...
The Vicar
Sam Kydd ...
Fred Carter
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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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November 1962 (UK)  »

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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. However he's then helped back into 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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One of my top ten
4 July 2011 | by (Somerset, UK) – See all my reviews

Technically weak, but then I'm an anorak. Delightful story, and invaluable film of the early steam preservation movement in the UK. It is good to see so many traction engines and steam rollers Did I mention the "Safety Valve"? To those in the know I don't need to, the throbbing, sweaty looking brass thing in front of the driver is supposed to be a safety valve, it is in fact a lubricator and clouting it with a hammer would make no difference whatsoever. (Also it is in totally the wrong place!) At the time of filming The Iron Maiden (or Kitchener to give her her proper name) was owned by a gentleman called John Crawley who actually doubled for Anne Helm for some of the driving shots. The Iron Maiden (yes, the name stuck) is still around today and can regularly be seen at various steam rallies around the countryside. All technical inaccuracies aside, just enjoy, they don't make 'em like that any more.


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