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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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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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The Comedy With a Happy END! See more »

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Trivia

The son of Fred Carter (Sam Kydd) was played by Kydd's real-life son Jonathan. 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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One of my top ten
4 July 2011 | by srxfacebookSee all my reviews

Technically weak, but then I'm an anorak. Delightful story, and invaluable film of the early steam preservation movement in the UK. It is good to see so many traction engines and steam rollers Did I mention the "Safety Valve"? To those in the know I don't need to, the throbbing, sweaty looking brass thing in front of the driver is supposed to be a safety valve, it is in fact a lubricator and clouting it with a hammer would make no difference whatsoever. (Also it is in totally the wrong place!) At the time of filming The Iron Maiden (or Kitchener to give her her proper name) was owned by a gentleman called John Crawley who actually doubled for Anne Helm for some of the driving shots. The Iron Maiden (yes, the name stuck) is still around today and can regularly be seen at various steam rallies around the countryside. All technical inaccuracies aside, just enjoy, they don't make 'em like that any more.


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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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