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The Night We Dropped a Clanger

The Night We Dropped a Clanger

Darcy Conyers (1959)

U Certificate
Tuesday 10pm - 10:05pm Talking Pictures
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Tuesday, 10:05pm - 11:50pm Talking Pictures


Our Score
An identity switch picture set during the Second World War that tends to stretch its comic notions to breaking point. More disciplined comic timing would have provided an effective cure for the problem. However, farce king Brian Rix is a sensible choice for this wartime foolishness and he switches convincingly from military rigour (in one guise) to gormlessness (in the other).


A secret agent is sent on a dangerous mission, but the presence of an airman who is his exact double causes confusion. Second World War comedy, starring Brian Rix and Cecil Parker.

Cast & Crew

Arthur Atwood/Wing Cdr Blenkinsop Brian Rix
Air Vice-Marshal Sir Bertram Bukpasser Cecil Parker
WO Bright William Hartnell
Director Darcy Conyers

Other Information

Language: English Black and White Theatrical distributor: Four Star Film Co. Ltd Available on: Available on DVD

Comedy Drama

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