The Iron Maiden (1963)

15 1963-06-07 (GB) Comedy 1h 38m
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The film follows Jack Hopkins (played by Michael Craig), an aircraft designer with a passion for traction engines. His boss (played by Cecil Parker) is eager to sell a new supersonic jet plane that Jack has designed to American millionaire Paul Fisher (Alan Hale, Jr.). The first encounter between Fisher and Jack goes badly, and tensions only heighten after Fisher's daughter Kathy (Anne Helm) damages Jack's prize traction engine "The Iron Maiden", rendering it impossible to drive solo. Jack is desperate to enter the annual Woburn Abbey steam rally with the machine, but his fireman is injured and unable to participate. When all seems lost the millionaire himself is won over by Jack's plight and joins him in driving the engine; the two soon become firm friends.

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  1. Anne Helm

    Anne Helm

    Kathy Fisher

  2. Michael Craig

    Michael Craig

    Jack Hopkins

  3. Jeff Donnell

    Jeff Donnell

    Miriam Fisher

  4. Alan Hale Jr.

    Alan Hale Jr.

    Paul Fisher

  5. Noel Purcell

    Noel Purcell

    Admiral Sir Digby Trevelyan

  6. Cecil Parker

    Cecil Parker

    Sir Giles Thompson

  7. Roland Culver

    Roland Culver

    Lord Upshott

  8. Joan Sims

    Joan Sims

    Nellie Trotter

  9. John Standing

    John Standing

    Humphrey Gore-Brown

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The Iron Maiden
The Iron Maiden

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Original Language English

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