The Night We Dropped a Clanger

The Night We Dropped a Clanger

Darcy Conyers (1959)

84min
U Certificate
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Review

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).

Summary

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: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Four Star Film Co. LtdAvailable on: DVD
Comedy Drama