Conflict of Wings

Conflict of Wings

John Eldridge (1953)

U Certificate


Our Score
The borrowings come thick and fast in this sentimental rural drama. The most obvious source is the wartime allegory Tawny Pipit, with more than a hint of The Titfield Thunderbolt and Passport to Pimlico. But, while it never lives up to its illustrious ancestry, this is still a pleasing little picture, with the Norfolk Broads looking lovely in Arthur Grant and Martin Curtis's washed-out colour photography. The folklore behind the tale is charming, there are a couple of tear-jerking moments and a rousing rally-round finale, which, like so much else in this Group Three production, has that Ealing ring.


Norfolk villagers fight to stop a bird sanctuary being turned into an RAF firing range. Comedy drama based on Don Sharp's novel, starring John Gregson and Kieron Moore.

Cast & Crew

Bill Morris John Gregson
Sally Muriel Pavlow
Squadron Leader Parsons Kieron Moore
Harry Tilney Niall MacGinnis
Buster Harry Fowler
Adjutant Guy Middleton
Fanny Bates Sheila Sweet
Flight Sergeant Campbell Campbell Singer
Mrs Thompson Barbara Hicks
Third pilot Brian Moorehead
Bookie Charles Lloyd Pack
Range officer Harold Siddons
Director John Eldridge
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Group 3 Ltd
Drama Comedy