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The Night We Dropped a Clanger (1959)

Director: Darcy Conyers

Writer: John Roy Chapman

Producer: David Henley

Keywords: Comedy, Espionage, WWII

The RAF Intelligence wing notices a similarity between one particular officer and a bumbling airman normally relegated to latrine duty. A plan is hatched to send the officer to Occupied France while the airman makes it look like the skilled man is in Egypt, but of course there is a mix-up and the opposite occurs. Disappointing attempt at comedy, wasting the talented cast.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Irene Handl
27-Dec-1901 29-Nov-1987 Matronly British character actor
William Hartnell
8-Jan-1908 23-Apr-1975 1st Doctor on Doctor Who
Hattie Jacques
7-Feb-1922 6-Oct-1980 Carry on...
Cecil Parker
3-Sep-1897 20-Apr-1971 The Ladykillers
Leslie Phillips
20-Apr-1924   Not Now Darling
Andrew Sachs
7-Apr-1930 23-Nov-2016 Manuel on Fawlty Towers


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