Q Planes (DVD)
A peculiar British Secret Service Agent named Major Hammond tries to determine who is using a secret weapon to steal experimental planes. Starring Ralph Richardson, Valerie Hobson and Laurence Olivier.
Laurence Olivier plays a test pilot involved in undisclosed experimental assignments in this humorous, shrewdly plotted World War Two spy drama. Smartly directed by Hollywood expert Tim Whelan and including typically inventive art direction from Vincent Korda, Q Planes is offered here in a brand-new transmission from the original film elements.
The common disappearance of new bombing planes on their trial flights - one off the coast of America, one off the French coast, another in Russia, and a fourth in England - has left the authorities stunned. While there is no obvious evidence of foul play, the authorities call in Scotland Yard, and Major Hammond is allocated to examine the mystery. He is one of only three men who refuse to agree that the disappearances are not the result of interference - much to the anger of Mr Barratt, head of plane manufacturer Barratt and Ward...
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