Night We Dropped a Clanger

Night We Dropped a Clanger

Brian Rix
Director: D'Arcy Conyers Cast: Brian Rix
Brian Rix
, Cecil Parker
Cecil Parker
, William Hartnell
William Hartnell
D'Arcy Conyers




Perhaps in an earlier era or in some remote village, this comedy would work, but this story about two mixed-up identities during World War II is comedically outdated. Brian Rix has the dual role of an Air Force officer who is going on an important military mission to France. The brass decide to hoodwink the Germans by finding the officer's double (an idiot latrine-cleaner at an Air Force base) and putting him on a plane to Cairo. As events unfold, the two men get mixed up, and each heads off to the other's destination, giving rise to several absurd tangles.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2015
UPC: 0644827359721
Original Release: 1959
Source: Reel Vault

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brian Rix Aircraftsman Arthur Atwood
Cecil Parker A.V.M. Bukpasser
William Hartnell W/O Bright
Leslie Phillips Squadron Leader Thomas
Leo Franklyn B.R.Belling
Liz Fraser Lulu
Vera Pearce Madame Grilby
Sarah Branch WAAF Hawkins
Oliver Johnston Air Commodore Turner
Hattie Jacques Ada
Arnold Bell Wing Commander Jones
David Williams Wing Commander Priestly
Irene Handl Mrs Billingsgate
William Abney 2nd German sentry
Peter Allenby Albert
Anthony Baird 2nd M.P.
Victor Beaumont Factory Commandant
Arthur Brough Admiral Bewdly
Robert Bruce M.O. North Africa
Peter Burton 2nd pilot
Patrick Cargill Fritz
David Conville 2nd navigator
Julian D'Albie Air Marshal Carruthers
Natalie Kent Woman cleaner
Arthur Lovegrove Sergeant
Edward Ogden 1st navigator
Andrew Sachs A.C.2 Briggs
Dennis Shaw Hammerstein
David Stoll Butler
Peter Taylor 1st German sentry
John Welsh Squadron Leader Grant

Technical Credits
D'Arcy Conyers Director
John Chapman Screenwriter
David Henley Producer
Ernest W. Steward Cinematographer
Sid Stone Editor

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