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Ripping Yarns


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Three films by MICHAEL PALIN and TERRY JONES Whinfrey's Last Case starring Michael Palin also starring
Maria Aitken , Anthony Carrick Edward Hardwicke Richard Hurndall
Jack May, Gerald Sim
Dashing, debonair Gerald Whin frey saves his country twice a week. But in 1913 a German plot -to start the First World War without telling anyone - coincides with his holiday. Where will Whinfrey's priorities lie? A knockabout tale of international intrigue. Suitable for some children.
Executive producer SYDNEY LOTTERBY Director ALAN j. w. BELL


Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Maria Aitken
Unknown: Anthony Carrick
Unknown: Edward Hardwicke
Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: Gerald Sim
Unknown: Gerald Whin
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Director: Alan J.
Gerald Whinfrey: Michael Palin
Mrs Otway: Maria Aitken
Admiral Jefferson: Anthony Carrick
Mr Girton: Edward Hardwicke
Mr Carne: Richard Hurndall
General Chapman: Jack May
Lord Raglan: Gerald Sim
Meat lorry driver: Steve Conway
Barmaid: Ann Way
Smooth German: Michael Sharvell-Martin
Man in club: Anthony Woodruff
Mr Ferris: Charles McKeown
Mr Vinney: Patrick Bailey
Another Eddie: Philip Clayton-Gore
Army captain: Roy Sampson

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