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Tawny Pipit (1944)

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. ... See full summary »

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Bernard Miles (screen play), Charles Saunders (screen play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernard Miles ... Col. Barton-Barrington
Rosamund John ... Hazel Broome
Niall MacGinnis ... Jimmy Bancroft
Jean Gillie ... Nancy Forester
Lucie Mannheim ... Russian Sniper
Christopher Steele Christopher Steele ... Reverend Kingsley
Brefni O'Rorke ... Uncle Arthur
George Carney ... Whimbrel
Wylie Watson ... Crasker
Lyonel Watts Lyonel Watts ... Silver (as Lionel Watts)
Scott Harrold Scott Harrold ... Shuttleworth (as Scott Harold)
Arthur Burne Arthur Burne ... Hambling
Billy Bridget Billy Bridget ... Alec
Jackie Christie Jackie Christie ... Ernie
John Salew John Salew ... Pickering
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Storyline

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 mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Poema da Paz See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Two Cities Films See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (recorded on) (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film received its initial USA telecast in Los Angeles Monday 10 April 1950, leading off Triple Feature Theatre on KECA (Channel 7) , hosted by Art Baker; it first aired in New York City Saturday 30 September 1950 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Quotes

Colonel Barton-Barrington: This love of animals and nature has always been part and parcel of the British way of life and it's going to go on being. Now then, we've welcomed to our country thousands of foreigners - French, Dutch, Poles, Czechs, and so on, and a lot of them are jolly decent people and anyway they can't help being foreigners...
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Crazy Credits

End credits cast list: 'AND MR. and MRS. PIPIT - The Tawny Pipits See more »

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Featured in Watching the Russians (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

All Things Bright and Beautiful
(uncredited)
Music by William H. Monk and lyrics by Cecil F. Alexander (as Mrs Cecil Alexander)
Sung by the church congregation in the final scene
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Tawny Pipit was filmed in Gloucestershire
20 May 2001 | by HanShannSee all my reviews

Tawny Pipit was filmed in and around Bourton-on-the-Water, in Gloucestershire. I know this because my mother is one of the children, front and center, in the church choir scene. She was one of those children evacuated from London, and living with her grandparents during the war. I have been searching the world for a copy of this on video, but apparently it has never been been released to video. I sure wish it was. My mother is now 65, and would love to possess it as a memento of her childhood.


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