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Secret Flight (1946)

School for Secrets (original title)
During World War II, on the eve of the Battle of Britain, British scientists develop the first radar systems to be employed against the German Luftwaffe.

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Peter Ustinov

Writer:

Peter Ustinov
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Richardson ... Prof. Heatherville
Raymond Huntley ... Prof. Laxton-Jones
John Laurie ... Dr. McVitie
Ernest Jay Ernest Jay ... Dr. Dainty
David Tomlinson ... Mr. Watlington
Finlay Currie ... Sir Duncan Wills
Norman Webb Norman Webb ... Dr. Wainwright
Michael Hordern ... Lt. Cmdr. Lowther
Pamela Matthews Pamela Matthews ... Mrs. Watlington
Joan Haythorne Joan Haythorne ... Mrs. Laxton-Jones
Joan Young Joan Young ... Mrs. McVitie
Ann Wilton Ann Wilton ... Mrs. Dainty
Richard Attenborough ... Jack Arnold
David Hutcheson David Hutcheson ... Squadron Leader Sowerby
Patrick Waddington ... Group Capt. Aspinall
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Wartime tale of a group of British scientists efforts to develop the first radar system. They did it just in time for it to be used in the Battle of Britain against the might of the Nazi Luftwaffe. Without it the little island could well have been overrun. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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The secret a Million kept !

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Drama | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1946 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Secret Flight See more »

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Two Cities Films See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Directorial debut of Sir Peter Ustinov. See more »

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A disappointment.
20 April 2001 | by Adira-2See all my reviews

My local TV guide gave me high expectations for this movie ... but alas I was disappointed. It's not that the acting is bad. With Ralph Richardson in the lead how could it be? Nor is the subject matter uninteresting. However "School for Secrets" is poorly constructed. It piles scene on scene, without building up to a proper climax. It has too many main characters - and most of them are written as semi-humorous stereotypes. One day someone will make the definitive movie about the development of radar during World War II, but this isn't it.


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