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The Night We Dropped a Clanger 1959 DVD - Brian Rix / Cecil Parker


When mysterious, unpiloted, midget aircraft start landing in southern England during the Second World War, secret agent Wing Commander Blenkinsop, VC and bar, is chosen for a top-secret mission to occupied France to investigate. Meanwhile, as a diversionary tactic to deceive the Germans, his exact look-alike, Aircraftsman Atwood (both parts are played by Rix), is reluctantly recruited to go to North Africa. However, through a farcical mixup, Blenkinsop finds himself in Africa and Atwood ends up in France.

By far more luck than judgement, Atwood returns to England in one of the buzz bombs and, with everyone (including Blenkinsop's girlfriend) believing he is Blenkinsop, he continues the impersonation and becomes a national hero, while the real Blenkinsop desperately tries to regain his identity and his life.


Brian Rix – Aircraftman Arthur Atwood/Wing Commander Blenkinsop
Cecil Parker – Air Vice-Marshal Sir Bertram Bukpasser
William Hartnell – Warrant Officer Bright
Leslie Phillips – Squadron Leader Thomas
Leo Franklyn – Belling
John Welsh – Squadron Leader Grant
Toby Perkins – Flight Lieutenant Spendal
Liz Fraser – Lulu
Charles Cameron – General Gimble
Vera Pearce – Madame Grilby
Julian D'Albie – Air Marshal Carruthers
Sarah Branch – WAAF Hawkins
Irene Handl – Mrs. Billingsgate
Andrew Sachs – Briggs
Hattie Jacques – Ada
Arthur Brough – Admiral Bewdly
Ray Cooney – Corporal
Oliver Johnston – Air Commodore Turner
Merilyn Roberts – 1st WAAF
Sheila Mercier – 2nd WAAF
Christine Russell – 3rd WAAF
Larry Noble – Farmer
John Langham – Ricky
Rowland Bartrop – Smythe
Julie Mendez – Dancer
Patrick Cargill – Fritz

Runtime: 89 Minutes

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