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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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The Comedy With a Happy END! See more »

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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

This is the second theatrical movie of Sir John Standing (Humphrey Gore-Brown). His first was A Pair of Briefs (1962). 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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The Carry on team play with Traction Engines.
30 June 2001 | by MIKE-WILSON6See all my reviews

Ten years after Genevieve, the film makers tried to repeat the success with this story of traction engines. Where Genevieve had several things going for it, like a good story, interesting characters, and the London to Brighton rally, This story just doesn't work. Michael Craig plays Jack Hopkins, an aircraft designer who's hobby is traction engines. When he, after some early sparring , falls for the daughter of an American airline owner. The rest of the story is set at the usual British summer settings, the Henley regatta, and the Woburn Rally, but the story falls flat. John Standing, Ronald Culver, and the Duke of Bedford give good support. One flaw in the story, is that the passenger aircraft Craig has designed, is shown as one of country's V bombers from the 1960's, hardly big enough to fly hundreds of passengers.


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