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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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Magical British Comedy
2 December 2012 | by (Aldwick, England) – See all my reviews

I first saw this in in the cinema when it was released. A big treat at the time. Later recorded it off the TV and would love to buy the DVD. It isn't perfect and there are plot holes however, it only requires a little suspension of disbelief.

It's a warm family film and gives me comfort in stressful times. A step up from the Carry Ons with some magnificent cameo performances.

The machinery is fascinating and this film is where my love of traction engines began. The cars are also stars. It's also a reminder of the days when we had a vibrant aircraft industry.

The English countryside in summer has never looked better.

There is just sufficient jeopardy and romance to make a complete story.


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