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The Swingin' Maiden (1963)

The Iron Maiden (original title)
An American airline firm plans to buy a new British passenger plane, but the deal hits trouble when the plane's designer, Jack Hopkins (Michael Craig), and Kathy Fisher (Anne Helm), the ... See full summary »

Director:

Gerald Thomas

Writers:

Harold Brooke (original story), Kay Bannerman (original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Craig ... Jack Hopkins
Anne Helm ... Kathy Fisher
Jeff Donnell ... Miriam Fisher
Alan Hale Jr. ... Paul Fisher (as Alan Hale)
Noel Purcell ... Admiral Sir Digby Trevelyan
Cecil Parker ... Sir Giles Thompson
Roland Culver ... Lord Upshott
Joan Sims ... Nellie Carter
John Standing ... Humphrey Gore-Brown
Brian Oulton ... The Vicar
Sam Kydd ... Fred Carter
Judith Furse ... Mrs. Webb
Richard Thorp ... Harry Markham
Jim Dale ... Bill - Thompson's Salesman
George Woodbridge ... Mr. Ludge
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Storyline

An American airline firm plans to buy a new British passenger plane, but the deal hits trouble when the plane's designer, Jack Hopkins (Michael Craig), and Kathy Fisher (Anne Helm), 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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Meet THE IRON MAIDEN ... vital statistics - 28ft - 8ft - 12ft Weight 16 tons - and he loved every inch of her! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1963 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Swingin' Maiden See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The Iron Maiden traction engine (a John Fowler & Co. 7 showman's engine, reg FX 6661) was used as a prop in Sing and Swing (1963), with Gene Vincent appearing to clean it as he sings "Temptation Baby" to the young woman in the cab. See more »

Goofs

When Paul Fisher chops down the wooden signs with an axe to create firewood for The Iron Maiden, a metallic clang (instead of a dull thump of axe on wood) is dubbed on each time the axe strikes the sign. See more »

Quotes

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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Great movie of the Era!
10 June 2007 | by profpinzSee all my reviews

I LOVE it! It's a classic British movie in the same guise as "Genieve", "True as a Turtle" and "Dads Army". I rarely pay much attention to movie experts and critics, because inevitably if they love a movie, I'II hate it and visa versa! .... and all the reports I've heard over the years about this movie only acknowledge my thoughts!

The Iron Maiden is just a good Saturday afternoon style movie with no violence, loud music or crazy film affects ..... I like to sit back and just enjoy it for the entertaining classic it is.

The Traction engines in the movie are a bonus, but what a bonus as is the cars and the scenery in general! It takes me back to a time when things were simpler and more basic and comedy was something that you instantly laughed or snickered at without having to think about it first!

I'd have to say it's one of my favorite British movies of the era.


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