Dirs: Will Hay and Basil Dearden
Starring: Will Hay and Charles Hawtrey
An incompetent teacher is sent into Nazi Germany to steal a secret weapon
The climax to this comedy features a barnstorming plane ride that includes a short flight along a railway line, in this case what looks to be the ex-LSWR main line. The plane, through some clever editing with a model and the use of back-projection, narrowly avoids a collision with an express that appears to be hauled by a ‘Lord Nelson’ Class 4-6-0. Moments after this, there is a very brief glimpse of a much older 4-4-0 design on a passenger service.