The Iron Maiden (1963)

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.

Directing:
  • Gerald Thomas

Writing:
  • Leslie Bricusse
  • Vivian Cox

Stars:
Release Date: 1963-06-07
TMDb: 7.3/10
  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 98
John Standing
John Standing
Humphrey Gore-Brown
Cecil Parker
Cecil Parker
Sir Giles Thompson
Anne Helm
Anne Helm
Kathy Fisher
Michael Craig
Michael Craig
Jack Hopkins
Jeff Donnell
Jeff Donnell
Miriam Fisher
Alan Hale Jr.
Alan Hale Jr.
Paul Fisher
Roland Culver
Roland Culver
Lord Upshott
Joan Sims
Joan Sims
Nellie Trotter
Brian Oulton
Brian Oulton
Vicar
Richard Thorpe
Richard Thorp...
Harry Markham
Jim Dale
Jim Dale
Bill
Noel Purcell
Noel Purcell
Admiral Sir Digby Trevelyan
Sam Kydd
Sam Kydd
Fred Trotter
Judith Furse
Judith Furse
Mrs. Webb
Peter Byrne
Peter Byrne
Race Starter (uncredited)
Ian Wilson
Ian Wilson
Sidney Webb
Douglas Ives
Douglas Ives
Charlie
Peter Burton
Peter Burton
Thompson's Salesman
Michael Nightingale
Michael Night...
Senior Rally Steward
Cyril Chamberlain
Cyril Chamber...
Mrs. Webb's Teammate
Anton Rodgers
Anton Rodgers
Concierge
Tom Gill
Tom Gill
Rally Steward
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