Not Rated | | Comedy, War
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 »
Tricia Newby replaced Carol Hawkins in the role of Bombardier Murray. Hawkins refused to appear in the film due to the excessive nudity.
Capt. S. Melly:
Surely you don't mean a bit of the other?
Sgt. Maj. Tiger Bloomer: There's that or the other, Sir. No matter what you call it, they has had it all, all the time. Been in and out of each others quarters like fiddler's elbows.
When the toggle on the gun is pulled back that supposedly injures Captain S. Melly's fingers, it doesn't actually make contact with them.
To avoid a UK AA certificate (thus excluding anyone under 14 years old) the film was cut by the BBFC to heavily reduce the topless nudity in the 'Trousers and nothing else' scene, and to replace Patrick Mower's line of 'I know a Fokker when I see one' to 'Bristols usually come in pairs'. The 1987 video release featured the same cut cinema print, though for the 2001 VCI DVD the cuts were fully restored. The later 2003 Special Edition release featured both versions of the film.