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Experimental aircraft of several countries are mysteriously vanishing during test flights over the sea. The latest is British, and Hammond of the Secret Service, comical but competent, investigates undercover. Also interested is waitress Kay, a disguised reporter, and Hammond's sister. The government and plane manufacturer Barrett think the whole business is just coincidence, but the "Viking", ostensible salvage ship controlled by a foreign power, has much to do with it.Written by
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This movie was included in the first syndicated television presentation of a package of major studio movies on U.S. television. It opened the series in Boston Sunday, June 13, 1948 on freshly launched WBZ (Channel 4), followed by Philadelphia Friday, July 2, 1948 on WFIL (Channel 6), by St. Louis Sunday, July 11, 1948 on KSD (Channel 5), by New York City Sunday, August 1, 1948 on WPIX (Channel 11), by Baltimore Friday, August 13, 1948 on WMAR (Channel 2), by Chicago Monday, September 6, 1948 on WGN (Channel 9), by Los Angeles Sunday, November 28, 1948 on KTLA (Channel 5), and by Cincinnati Monday, June 13, 1949 on WKRC (Channel 11). The package consisted of twenty-four Alexander Korda productions originally released theatrically between 1933 and 1942. See more »
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Mr Barrett, you're wasted here. With your genius for sitting on either side of the fence you ought to be in the government, were it not for your resilience, which denotes a remarkable career as a tennis ball.
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When newly developed planes being disappearing during testing with no trace a police Inspector and a test pilot begin to look into the possibility of espionage within the company.
Wartime dramas are very much of a standard affair feel good affairs where we beat the Germans. This is very much one of those the story is very flimsy and unlikely but it manages to have plenty to commend it. The story is carry by the comedy and the characters that make you overlook the sheer unlikely way in which the planes vanish. The story progresses to the inevitable shootout between the Brits and the Germans but on the way there's plenty to enjoy.
The film is mainly saved by a wonderful performance by Ralph Richardson as the inspector he is funny from the first scene and his character is wonderfully charming and forgetful. Olivier is also good, but it's not his best! The supporting cast of sassy women and foolish businessmen also add to the mix to make for an enjoyable romp.
Overall this isn't a classic but the comedy and a superb Richardson makes this better than the sum of it's parts.
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