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Captain S. Melly takes over as the new Commanding Officer at an experimental mixed sex air defence base. It's 1940 and England is under heavy bombardment, but the crew seem more interested ... See full summary »
It's never explained in the film why Judy Geeson is missing when all the girls appear on parade topless. Despite her stripping in the film 'Three Into Two Won't Go (1969) she refused to do it for this film. The defiant lines written for her character (Sgt Tilly Willing) were spoken by the low ranked Private Murray (Tricia Newby).
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When the female recruits parade topless, only half of them assemble. This was due to the refusal of the principal cast to take their tops off.
Two versions of the plane recognition scene exist. On the 2001 VCI/Cinema Club DVD, Patrick Mower's ad lib "No, but I know a Fokker when I see one" is used. This was removed prior to the film's theatrical release in favour of a different take featuring the scripted response "well, Bristols usually come in pairs" in order to get to get a lower certificate. The Bristols version is the one used on BBC TV and the later 2003 Special Edition DVD release included both versions.
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