Jimmy Bancroft, a fighter pilot, who is recovering from injuries sustained during the Battle of Britain, and his nurse Hazel Broome, come across a pair of rare birds nestling in a field. ...
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Jimmy Bancroft, a fighter pilot, who is recovering from injuries sustained during the Battle of Britain, and his nurse Hazel Broome, come across a pair of rare birds nestling in a field. After a run in with the army, and a couple of thieves, they, with the cooperation of the village people and the Ornithology Society, help the eggs to hatch. A wonderful look at life in a small village, during World War II.Written by
The birds in the film aren't actually Tawny Pipits, they are Meadow Pipits. Tawny Pipits are very rare in the UK (even more so in wartime when this film was made) and it wasn't possible to find any to film. The rarity of the Tawny Pipit is a major thread to the story. It was decided to photograph a pair of ordinary meadow pipits and keep to shots which showed the back view only; the tawny has a plain breast and the meadow a speckled one, but their back plumage is very similar. See more »
[to the Tawny Pipit]
What are you sitting on, you little beauty? I'd give a lot to get my hands under there!
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End credits cast list: 'AND MR. and MRS. PIPIT - The Tawny Pipits See more »
The real essence of this delightful rural comedy: Civlized societies defend their weakest members and value every person, including eccentrics.
Remember that in the '30s, many people saw totalitarianism as being the new. organized, "efficient" way - whilst western Europe was disorganized. The West's governments were seen as being to hidebound and conservative, lacking answers to the chaos of the Depression.
Tawny Pippit showed that our "old-fashioned" system had the right stuff, because it valued freedom, the right to be different and protection of the weak, and showed that countries facing challenges can succeed, even if seeming dis-organized, through shared morals & commitment coming from the people themselves and not dictated - it proved that in the end, good government is the servant of the people.
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